Category: Europe

Investing in the Future

Last month I took a few days of vacation and traveled to Basel, Switzerland. The sky was grey and a cold drizzle was steadily falling, melting the remaining layer of snow and ice that winter’s last storm had blasted onto the sides of trees and buildings. Many of the staff and students at the Swiss Tropical and Read More >

Posted on by Patrick Kachur, MD, MPH2 CommentsTags , , ,

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 , , , , , , , , , ,

March 24 is World TB Day

World TB Day is observed annually on March 24. On this date in 1882, German physician Robert Koch announced his discovery of the cause of tuberculosis (TB). At the time, TB caused one in seven deaths around the world, but could not be fought effectively because no one knew its source. Dr. Koch discovered that TB is caused Read More >

Posted on by Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Director of CDC Division of Tuberculosis EliminationTags ,