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CDC Collaborations with the Ministry of Health in Dominican Republic Result in Measurable Public Health Gains

For a relatively small country where CDC established a full-time country office only five years ago, the Dominican Republic is suddenly drawing attention. It’s easy to see why. The Dominican Republic is a popular vacation destination with 1.4 million Americans visiting each year. The country has a unique relationship with its neighbor, Haiti, the poorest Read More >

Posted on by Oliver Morgan, MSc PhD FFPH, CDC Country Director for Dominican RepublicLeave a commentTags , ,

Fresh Voices From the Field: Building Partnerships for Global Health Security in Vietnam

This is the sixth 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 abroad. Read More >

Posted on by Lauren Anderson, ASPPH Program Management Fellow1 CommentTags , , ,

How Nigeria Is Helping Stop Polio for Good

  This blog was originally posted in the Huffington Post on January 2, 2014.   There are three places in the world where wild poliovirus has never stopped killing and disabling children: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. As with other health threats, polio doesn’t stay neatly within a country’s borders. In the case of Nigeria, polio Read More >

Posted on by CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden1 Comment

Working together to help strengthen Kenya’s capacity for birth defects prevention: A great collaborative start

    Alejandro Azofeifa and Diana Valencia work to expand birth defects surveillance worldwide through Birth Defects COUNT, a CDC global initiative. A Call for Assistance In early 2012, Dr. Leland Albright, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, alerted CDC to what appeared to be a rising number of patients with some Read More >

Posted on by Alejandro Azofeifa and Diana Valencia, CDC Division of Birth Defects and Developmental DisabilitiesLeave a comment
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