Category: child health

Immaculate, the Mother

  This is the second installment in a five-part series about efforts to save the lives of mothers in Africa through an initiative called Saving Mothers, Giving Life. Be sure to read the other four blog posts in this series.   Tumuramye Immaculate, a wife and mother of two from Uganda’s Kamwenge District is a Read More >

Posted on by Erik Friedly, Associate Director for Communication, CDC-UgandaTags , ,

Fresh Voices From the Field—The Human Face of Epidemiology

  This is the third 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 >

Posted on by Sonia Hegde, ASPH/CDC Global Epidemiology Fellow, CDC Global Disease Detection BranchTags , , ,

CDC in Thailand: Working abroad for global health security

Last week I traveled with the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to visit our office in Thailand and to see first-hand examples of our successful collaboration with Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), other health-related government and public agencies, and other USG agencies. Secretary Sebelius was deeply impressed by the CDC programs Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC Director2 CommentsTags , , ,

Haiti is Saying Goodbye to Lymphatic Filariasis, In Spite of Earthquake

  Our teams gave a two-medicine dose to Haitians in our capital city, Port-au-Prince—but most people had no water to swallow the pills. How would we overcome the ongoing cholera outbreak and displacement from the 2010 earthquake to finally rid Haiti of the horribly disfiguring and painful disease called lymphatic filariasis?  Lymphatic filariasis, sometimes known Read More >

Posted on by Valery E. Madsen Beau De Rochars, MD, MPH Assistant Professor at University of FloridaTags , , , , ,

When Food Bites Back: Think locally, act globally

    A new CDC Vital Signs Report on Food Safety points once again to a stubborn problem: that food can sometimes bite back and be deadly. We would be wise to heed its reminder—that more progress is needed to protect people and drive down foodborne illnesses in the United States and globally. Acting globally Read More >

Posted on by Robert Tauxe, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, and Dana Pitts, M.P.H., Associate Director of Communications 1 CommentTags ,

Saying YES for Children

  Imagine that you woke up this morning and the newspaper headlines said that scientists had discovered a new disease. The scientists went on to report that over 1 billion children throughout the world were exposed to this disease each and every year. Furthermore the scientists reported that those exposed to this disease were at Read More >

Posted on by Susan D. Hillis, PhD, MSN. CAPT, US PHSTags , , , , , , , , ,

Significant Strides in Protecting the Health of Women

   This is the 7th blog in a series of blogs from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in recognition of the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR. Previous blogs in the series can be found on the PEPFAR blog site.     “Children are our future, and their mothers are its guardians.”– Former United Nations Secretary-General Read More >

Posted on by Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator1 CommentTags , , ,

Focusing on Mental Health in a Humanitarian Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has been two years in the making. It represents the culmination of the conflict between the Syrian government and its own people, a violent conflict that has greatly affected the civilian population and caused Syrians to flee in large numbers. Up to 1,000 people are now leaving the country each day; Read More >

Posted on by Barbara Lopes Cardozo MD MPH, Medical Officer with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, Division of Global Health Protection (proposed)Tags , , , , ,

CDC and Rotarians Celebrate Partnership and the Promise of Polio Eradication

As part of World Immunization Week activities, April 20 – 26 2013, more than 75 members of Rotary International from Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina visited CDC’s Roybal Campus on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to celebrate Polio Day. I had the privilege of accompanying a group of Rotarians as they toured the CDC Museum, polio Read More >

Posted on by Nikki Grimsley, CHES, health communication specialist, CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch2 Comments

CDC Celebrates the Role of Artwork in Measles Elimination

Acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall visited us at CDC on Monday, April 22, to share insights from her extraordinary collaboration with the Measles & Rubella Initiative.  Her presentation at the World Immunization Week symposium, “Let Every Child Have a Name: the Road to a World Without Measles,” described her journey to the Democratic Republic of the Read More >

Posted on by Linda Elsner, Writer/Editor, Global Immunization Division. 1 CommentTags ,