Category: DRC

Plight to Save Sight: Eliminating the Scourge of River Blindness

Onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness, is a neglected tropical disease that causes tremendous disability and suffering for individuals in some of the poorest communities on the planet. It is caused by the tiny parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus, which is transmitted by the Simulium blackfly. The name River Blindness is derived from the fact that Read More >

Posted on by Paul T. Cantey, MD, MPH: CDR US Public Health ServiceTags , ,

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 ,

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 , , , , , , , , , ,