Category: child health

Protect Your World – Get Vaccinated: World Immunization Week 2013

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a disease that could be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. Millions more children survive but are left severely disabled. Vaccines have the power not only to save but also transform lives by protecting against disease—giving children a chance to grow up healthy, go to school, and Read More >

Posted on by Rebecca Martin, PhD, Director of CDC Global Immunization Division3 CommentsTags , , , , , , , , , ,

From Clifton Road to Africa

About the authors: Fabien Diomandé, MD, MSc, medical epidemiologist, is stationed in Burkina Faso to work with the WHO Africa Bureau and local health authorities and Ryan Novak, PhD, epidemiologist, is based in Atlanta and supports meningitis activities in Africa. In Africa, more than 90 percent of meningitis cases during epidemics are caused by Neisseria meningitidis Read More >

Posted on by Fabien Diomandé, MD, MSc and Ryan Novak, PhD1 CommentTags , , , , , , , ,

Fresh Voices From the Field—Reaching for Zero Malaria Deaths: a Story From Uganda

  This is the second 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 Melody Miles, ASPH Fellow3 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 Diseases

Children Need to Know Their HIV Status Too!

We at the CDC-South Africa office are proud to be associated with the recent release of South Africa’s first national guidelines on counseling and testing children for HIV. Developed by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa with support from CDC-South Africa and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this toolkit fills a Read More >

Posted on by Thato Farirai, CDC-South Africa’s Counseling and Testing Lead1 CommentTags ,

Fresh Voices From the Field: Ongoing Efforts to Improve HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention in Nigeria

  This is the first 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 Edward Vallejo, ASPH/CDC Global Strategic Information Fellow2 CommentsTags , ,

Incredible Gains in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

As we usher in the New Year, I am struck by the incredible gains made – especially in the last 12-24 months – in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the key role the United States has played. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), under the leadership of the Office of the Global AIDS Read More >

Posted on by Deborah Birx, MD Director of Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA)

China – Ten Years of Public Health Accomplishments – What a World of Difference a Decade Makes

For more than 30 years, the US CDC has worked with China on public health issues that have benefited people of all nations. Together our nations proved the benefits of folic acid which saved children around the world from birth defects. We are exploring novel approaches to HIV prevention, testing and treatment. We are researching risk factors Read More >

Posted on by Tom Frieden, Director of CDCTags , ,

Accelerating Up the Hill: Maintaining Malaria Progress

Twenty-five years ago, I went to western Kenya as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer to study an outbreak of severe anemia. No one was sure of the cause. Was it parvovirus, or exposure to an environmental toxin, perhaps? In the hospital there were five or six sick Read More >

Posted on by Laurence Slutsker, MD, MPHTags ,

20th Anniversary of the CDC Sustainable Management Development Program

Season’s Greetings! As we come to the close of 2012 and embrace 2013, I wanted to reach out and let you know that CDC has reached an important milestone in training global health leaders. We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP) — a program that CDC developed in 1992 to Read More >

Posted on by Elizabeth H Howze, ScD, CHES3 CommentsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,