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One year later: Zika reflections and a look ahead

Just over one year ago, the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to fight Zika, which is one of the most complex outbreak responses in the agency’s history. Today, the global fight against the virus continues.

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Georgia Can Have An Even Greater Impact on Global Health

Georgia has a rich constellation of organizations working to solve large-scale health problems around the world. With the support of the new Georgia Global Health Alliance (GGHA), these organizations are now poised to have an even greater impact on global …

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One treatment at a time…

By: Dale Hanson Bourke Mafraq, Jordan-The clinic waiting room was already filling up when the young woman walked in, carrying a baby in one arm and holding the hand of a little girl. She looked exhausted and the baby was …

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CDC Foundation Honors Outgoing CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

By Doug Nelson, chair of the CDC Foundation’s board of directors and the retired president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Inspiring leaders are essential to the success of organizations, but they are hard to find, especially those able …

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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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