Category: Americas

Risk Communication Capacity Building Workshop – Roseau, Dominica

  Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States received nearly 1.5 million tourists in 2012 alone according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization.  Considering their total population of just under one million, this means that there were more people passing through than people actually living in this region. This is a region with a lot of mobility, both of 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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Protecting Americans from Chagas Disease, an Emerging Health Threat

From its labs in Atlanta and around the world, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists have been dissecting insects and the parasites they leave in humans for more than 65 years. The kissing bug, also known as a triatomine, can be infected by Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. It is not Read More >

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