Tag Archives: Global Health

Cost Shouldn’t be a Barrier for Access to Essential Medicines

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 …

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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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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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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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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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My First Disaster

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, …

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Sir Richard Peto Receives CDC Foundation Hero Award

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 …

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Join CARE’s Walk in Her Shoes to Help End Poverty for Women and Girls

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 …

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South Sudan: We won’t give up on you

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 …

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