Posts Tagged ‘CDC’

Global Health Security Agenda Programs Protect Americans from Infectious Disease Threats

This guest blog was originally posted on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website. The blog was written by Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Former Acting Director, CDC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from…

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CDC at the Forefront of the Fight Against Zika Virus

This guest post was provided by GHC Partner, Aid & International Development Forum The 2015-16 Zika epidemic has seen the virus spread throughout South America and into Central and North America. In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The virus’ symptoms in adults tend to be relatively mild and…

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CDC Released New and Updated Interim Zika Guidelines

CDC has issued  “Interim Guidelines for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus” and “Updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.” Access the Guidelines Here: “Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016” “Update: Interim Guidelines…

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Global Health Security Partnership Engagement

CDC has announced funding for partners wanting to engage further in their global health security response. Please see below for information about these opportunities and note that the deadline is quite tight: June 5, 2014. The link to grants.gov is http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276351. GH15-1632: Global Health Security Partnership Engagement: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve…

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Cross-Cutting Benefits, Lessons of HIV/AIDS Investments

GHC Policy Communications Coordinator Vince Blaser is traveling in Zambia and Tanzania to visit member programs and report on policy connections. This is the sixth of his reports. ARUSHA, Tanzania – Anna Aron, 36, might not have been thinking about the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) or President Obama’s Global Health Initiative when she spent…

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