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Reflections on a Journey to Liberia

The health system was in ruins after the civil war and the nation was rebuilding when the Ebola virus hit Liberia in 2014. Today, everywhere we traveled there were signs and reminders that Liberia is now Ebola free.

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Reflecting on 2016

By Dr. Judy Monroe, president & CEO of the CDC Foundation December is a great time to reflect on the past year. By almost any measure, 2016 was eventful, with triumph as seen in the Summer Olympic Games and tragedy …

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After Divisive Election, Charity can Play Unifying Role

By Tolli Love, CARE’s vice president of fundraising and marketing. Following a divisive presidential campaign, many Americans are answering the election negativity in a very positive way: by increasing their charitable support. The campaign surfaced the passions of many Americans, …

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Campaign Empowers Puerto Rican Women, Communities to Stop Zika

Dr. Christine Prue spent 75 days on the ground in Puerto Rico earlier this year, leading a team that interviewed hundreds of pregnant women to gain insights into their perspectives about Zika.

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Partnering to Save Lives

For those living in resource-poor countries who suffer from rare diseases, MAP International works directly with pharmaceutical partners to meet specific needs. One example of this is the Jimenez family.

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Congratulations to Jonathan Samet, 2016 Fries Prize Recipient

By Dee Dee Honaman, director of special projects and Fries Prize administrator at the CDC Foundation Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health, which is why all of us at the CDC Foundation are so pleased that Jonathan …

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The World’s Vulnerable Are Losing

During the presidential election, the most vulnerable people in the world have become almost invisible. The refugee crisis has disappeared from our television screens. The Zika epidemic is gone. And the people of Haiti are left to deal with the clean up from Hurricane Matthew and the cholera crisis with almost no attention.

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Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: More people will die if we don’t act now

As the impacts of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti started to emerge, the damage from the storm immediately started being compared to the damage of the 2010 earthquake.

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Holding My Gaze on Haiti

Now, a week later, Hurricane Matthew brings the people who have endured such hardship to their knees again. I won’t look away, but will hold my gaze on Haiti.

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UN General Assembly Elevates Antibiotic Resistance to Crisis Level

What do we do if antibiotics no longer work and are no longer the “miracle drug” we’ve all come to take for granted since at least the 1940s?

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