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4) maximizing organizational capacity.
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For more than 60 years, CDC has used its scientific expertise to help people throughout the world live healthier, safer, longer lives. CDC's Center for Global Health coordinates and manages the agency's resources and expertise to address global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, emergency and refugee health, non-communicable diseases, injuries, and more.
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AIDS.gov will be using Facebook Live at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa to reach an even wider audience. They’ll be able to show in real time, daily interviews with senior government officials who will share the latest research and news...
Posted July 15, 2016
Big Questions to Drive Action: How do we meaningfully address some of the gender norms that place women and girls at increased risk of HIV? Olive Shisana, AIDS 2016 Co-Chair shares her answer. On the road to Durban, we went out and asked experts and health leaders the guiding questions to drive meaningful action at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
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CDC Zika Updates
On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated its EOC activation to a Level 1, the highest level.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
- Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
- Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
- Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
- Detect and report cases, which will help prevent further spread.
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