Category: HIV/AIDS

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 , ,

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CDC supports U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity

CDC welcomes the implementation of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity.  At the heart of the Action Plan is the dedication to reducing violence against children, along with its vast, common, destructive and preventable consequences, including HIV, chronic diseases, and mental health problems. CDC is committed to working alongside other USG agencies Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Tom FriedenTags , , , , , , ,

Our Research in Kenya: Finding Ways to Improve HIV Treatment Access and Outcomes

This week, as scientists and public health partners meet at the International AIDS Society (AIDS 2012) meeting in Washington, D.C., one of the key challenges for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is to continue to increase the numbers of individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while making sure that those who are Read More >

Posted on by Jane Mwangi, CDC Kenya1 CommentTags ,

Making Every Dollar Count in the Fight against Global HIV/AIDS

  By any measure, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – in which CDC plays a key role – has proven to be a great success. Since its launch in 2003, PEPFAR has provided life-saving antiretroviral drug treatment for nearly 4 million people worldwide and last year alone provided care and support Read More >

Posted on by John Blandford1 CommentTags

Child Survival Summit: A time to reflect on global progress and challenges ahead

Improvements in child health are a major focus of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Targets set for 2015 are rapidly approaching, and, much remains to be done to achieve reductions in child mortality. This week’s Child Survival Call to Action in Washington, DC (June 14-15) will address progress achieved and challenges ahead ( International Read More >

Posted on by Kevin De Cock, MD, FRCP (UK), DTM&H1 Comment