Category: Africa

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 >

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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 >

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Putting Nomadic Pastoralists on the Map

  The CDC “Nomads Project” was piloted in northern Nigeria in 2011 and brought to scale in 2012 through funding from USAID. The concept is now being piloted by CDC-Kenya in collaboration with CDC’s Global Immunization Division. In addition to bilateral government and NGO partners in Kenya and Nigeria, CDC collaborates with colleagues from WHO, Read More >

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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 >

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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 >

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How do we get to zero from here?

Tens of thousands of children’s lives have been saved in Africa, largely thanks to the rapid scale-up of four safe, effective malaria interventions―made possible by dramatically increased funding starting in the early 2000s.  Still, too many children are dying―about one every minute―and the fight against malaria is far from over.  Worldwide an estimated 655,000 people Read More >

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The Man Who Calls the Shots: Tabu Collins

CDC-Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Tabu Collins, a Medical Epidemiologist for the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS). Tabu told me about his journey to becoming an epidemiologist and the public health challenges and successes in Kenya. Every day he sees the power of vaccines, not only Read More >

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Our New Blog Kicks Off for World Immunization Week 2012!

Dr. Kevin De Cock is Director of the CDC Center for Global Health (CGH). Many voices join in the inspirational stories of global health. Today we begin sharing these stories through a new blog we call “Our Global Voices.” Check in often to hear and share in global health stories  from around the world. We Read More >

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