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Public Health

  • Training Healthcare Staff for Life and Work after Ebola
    As countries with cases of Ebola virus disease work tirelessly to get to zero cases, efforts are already underway to re-train health workers and return them to the workforce. In May, a pilot training program was completed in Lofa County, Liberia. More than 700 Liberian ...More
    July 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Donor Funds Fall Short for Key Global Health Functions
    As experts debate the slow response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and call for better international coordination, a new analysis estimates that $22 billion was spent on global health aid in 2013, yet only one-fifth of this went toward such global imperatives as ...More
    July 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Update on Ebola in Liberia: New Information from Genetic Sequencing
    On June 29, 2015, a new case of Ebola virus disease was identified in Liberia 50 days after interruption of active transmission was achieved on May 9. Since then, a cluster of cases has been identified, all of them from Nedowein in Margibi county. Currently, five people ...More
    July 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Says Ebola Recovery is Impossible Unless Resilient Health Systems are Rebuilt
    In the lead-up to a major fund-raising conference for Ebola recovery, the World Health Organization (WHO) called the rebuilding of the national health systems in West Africa a critical priority. While the countries are still working to get to zero Ebola cases, staying at ...More
    July 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • HHS Awards Improve Healthcare, Public Health Preparedness
    Health departments across the country will receive more than $840 million in cooperative agreements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve and sustain emergency preparedness of state and local public health and healthcare systems. The cooperative ...More
    July 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • Global Cholera Risks are High but Disease Can be Controlled
    From Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen, cholera – and the threat of a cholera outbreak – is a major public health concern for governments and the international health community. Use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is proving to be an efficient tool to ...More
    July 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Awards $216 Million to Organizations to Deliver the Most Effective HIV Prevention Strategies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who ...More
    July 2, 2015 Posted in News