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Water is Essential

border between Guinea and Liberia during the 2014 Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak across Guinea, northern Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria border between Guinea and Liberia during the 2014 Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak across Guinea, northern Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

World Water Day is an opportunity to evaluate the importance of improved sanitation and hygiene in the health of the world’s population. Access to basic hygiene and sanitation facilities helps people stay healthy and prevent the spread of disease. Water and Ebola The world is currently battling to stop the largest Ebola outbreak in history. Read More >

Posted on by By Eric Mintz, CDC and Suzie Heitfield, CDC1 CommentTags , , , ,

Implications of Latrines on Women’s and Girls’ Safety

Michelle Hynes and Michelle Dynes are epidemiologists in CDC’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch. They took a moment out of their hectic schedules to talk about their work related to World Toilet Day. Dr. Hynes and Dr. Dynes have been involved in public health activities linking the safety of women and girls to the locations Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Michelle Hynes and Dr. Michelle Dynes1 Comment

Saving Energy, Saving Lives: World Water Day 2014

  Water is easy to take for granted until…you don’t have enough of it. But the simple and indisputable fact is this: a sufficient supply of clean water is a necessity for life and an essential ingredient in the battle against disease. That’s why as populations grow and demands for water increase the focus on Read More >

Posted on by Jennifer Murphy, PhD, Microbiologist and Ciara O’Reilly, PhD, Epidemiologist, CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch2 Comments

Fresh Voices From the Field: The Value of Our Global Health Work

  This is the fourth in our ongoing “Fresh Voices From the Field” series, where we hear from ASPPH (Association of School and Programs of Public Health) Global Health Fellows working throughout the world. Global Health Fellows are recent Master of Public Health or Doctoral graduates placed in CDC global health offices in Atlanta and Read More >

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Water Is Life: Combatting Cholera in Haiti

At the small water point in Trianon, Haiti, you can see a crowd gather. Here, as at many such sites across the country, locals wait their turn to fill buckets for drinking, washing and cooking – proving the adage that no matter where you are in the world, water is life. So when a deadly Read More >

Posted on by Kathy Middleton, Associate Director of Extramural Programs for CDC-Haiti2 CommentsTags , , ,

Safe Water Saves Lives: World Water Day 2013

  What if we lost 32 school buses full of children today? That’s 2,195 children—the number who die daily of diarrhea around the world. That’s more than die from AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.  As World Water Day approaches on March 22, we should consider water’s role in those deaths—and what we can do to Read More >

Posted on by Michael Beach, PhD, Associate Director for Healthy Water, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious DiseasesLeave a comment
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