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World Heart Day 2019

World Heart Day is September 29

Learn how CDC teams up with global partners to prevent heart disease and strokes worldwide.

Mosquitoes may be small, but they make a big impact. Transmitting harmful and deadly diseases- including Zika, yellow fever, and West Nile virus- to thousands of people each year, the mosquito continues its reign as the world’s most dangerous animal.

Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plays a leading role in the implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda for the United States by working with countries to strengthen their capabilities to identify, track, and stop disease outbreaks and public health emergencies as quickly as possible. In this issue, learn how CDC supports global health security and continues to work toward a world safe and secure from emerging and re-emerging health threats.

Mosquitoes may be small, but they make a big impact. Transmitting harmful and deadly diseases- including Zika, yellow fever, and West Nile virus- to thousands of people each year, the mosquito continues its reign as the world’s most dangerous animal.

World Mosquito Day is August 20

Mosquitoes may be small, but they make a big impact. Transmitting harmful and deadly diseases- including Zika, yellow fever, and West Nile virus- to thousands of people each year, the mosquito continues its reign as the world’s most dangerous animal.

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World Hepatitis Day 2019

Hepatitis affects millions of people worldwide

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Uganda Preparedness and Response to Ebola

Community Engagement is the key to stopping Ebola transmission

The 100th JEE

The 100th JEE

Disease detectives conduct integrated transmission assessment surveys for lymphatic filariasis of school children in Haiti. Haiti is the 100th country to complete a Joint External Evaluation. Photo credit: Alaine Knipes/CDC

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World Heart Day

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Page last reviewed: September 26, 2019
Content source: Global Health