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CDC Continues Efforts To Improve Health In U.S., Abroad

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Protects People from Disease Threats and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Around the World Carmen Villar, deputy director for policy and communications at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, discusses the agency’s efforts to improve global health, including efforts and partnerships to eradicate polio, detect…

DR Congo, WHO Declare End Of Ebola Outbreak After 42 Days, 4 Deaths

The Atlantic: How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days “…With the last confirmed patient having tested negative for the virus for the second time in a row, the WHO declared an end to the outbreak on Sunday. Just four people had died, and just four…

Conflict Driving Cholera Outbreak, Food Insecurity In Yemen

Associated Press: From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters “…In May, a senior U.N. humanitarian official declared that Yemen was site of ‘the world’s largest food security crisis.’ More than 17 million desperately need food, and nearly seven million of those are ‘one step away from famine.’ Last week…

Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Slowing; Case Numbers Reach Nearly 219K, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO hopes Yemeni cholera outbreak is half done at 218,000 cases “A major cholera outbreak in Yemen may have reached the halfway mark at 218,798 cases as a massive emergency response has begun to curb its spread two months into the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on…

CDC-Supported Programs To Train Epidemiologists In Sierra Leone Help Curb Potential Widespread Disease Outbreaks

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Keeping Kids Healthy in Sierra Leone Regan Rickert-Hartman and Tushar Singh, epidemiologists with CDC, discuss “improving surveillance systems and training the public health workforce in Sierra Leone,” particularly following the Ebola epidemic. They write, “Sierra Leone now has 58 disease detectives trained through the Frontline Field…

U.N. Efforts To Address Cholera In Haiti Continue To Fall Short

New York Times: U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Effort to Atone. “Even as the United Nations expresses growing alarm over a cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, the organization is increasingly worried about the fallout from a stubborn cholera scourge in Haiti that was caused by its…

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