PARTNERS' UPDATE | Issue 1, March 2017
A newsletter from the Center for Global Health
Strategic Partnerships Are Key to CDC’s Global Health Successes
By Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the CDC Global Partners' Update from CDC's Center for Global Health. The goal of this newsletter is to inform you of CDC's important work to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats.
CDC works 24/7 to protect Americans and save lives around the world. In today’s interconnected world, a disease threat anywhere can be a health threat in the U.S. Disease is only a plane ride away. CDC contributes to many global health initiatives, such as the Global Health Security Agenda, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, President’s Malaria Initiative, the Measles and Rubella Initiative, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.We appreciate all of your work in helping us meet our goals of a safer, healthier world. We hope you enjoy these updates from CDC.
In 2015-2016, CDC helped develop Sierra Leone’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system to increase weekly disease reporting by health facilities.
Critical progress towards an AIDS-free generation
New Findings Released
The Zimbabwe Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) reported that HIV prevalence in 15-49 year olds is 14.0% (down from 15.1% in 2010), HIV incidence in 15-49 years olds is 0.48, and progress towards the 90-90-90 objectives has reached 74-87-87.
Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda
Progress and early Impact from U.S. Investment
No single nation can ensure global health security. But CDC's commitment to work with international partners to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in 2017 and the years that follow remains unwavering.
Reaching every child
Getting quality vaccines from well-trained health workers to people who need them
CDC plays a critical role in building relationships with international partners and helping in the effort to improve and support innovative approaches such as the effort to assess Reaching Every Child in Jordan. This means that children in high-risk areas within the country continually receive adequate care. Without eradicating polio, each year more than 200,000 children could become paralyzed. A child’s right to healthcare should never be sacrificed, yet each year about 21.8 million children do not get the necessary vaccines.
New on the Web
- CDC and Emory University join forces to strengthen responses to public health emergencies.
- On March 3, CDC raises global awareness of World Birth Defects Day. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #WorldBDDay.
- In the latest MMWR, CDC maintains vigilance to eradicate polio in Northern Nigeria.
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