About Global Health
A look at the important role Atlanta plays in addressing the critical health and development challenges faced by people living in poverty around the world. MAP International, the CDC Foundation, CARE, & Task Force have teamed up to bring readers relevant and timely content about current international humanitarian crises with a local twist.
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By Dave Ross, ScD President and Chief Executive Officer The Task Force for Global Health Most people in the world do not have access to medicines available to people in the United States and Europe. As many as 6 billion …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
By: Kathryn Hearn They say you never forget your first disaster. For me, it occurred this summer as I was part of the team from MAP International responding to the floods in Louisiana. Louisianans are no strangers to flooding conditions, …
By Dr. Judy Monroe, president & CEO of the CDC Foundation Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attack and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world today? Eighty percent of CVD deaths are …
By Nicole Harris, CARE Media Relations Manager For more than 20 years of our 70-year history, CARE has been headquartered in Atlanta. From our bright orange building at the corner of Piedmont and Ellis St, we help provide women, girls …
By Fred McCray, CARE Country Director in South Sudan In all my 16 years as a humanitarian aid worker, I have never seen anything like the violence that besieged Juba, South Sudan, last month. It started on a Thursday night …