August 13, 2020: Protecting Central America from Health Threats

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Protecting Central America from Health Threats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collaborated with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. In 2005, CDC formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office in Guatemala, also covering Panama, Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. CDC works to strengthen surveillance, laboratory and workforce development, and to respond to public health threats such as HIV, tuberculosis, dengue, Zika, and COVID-19.

Protecting Central America from Health Threats

Strengthening Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Guatemala

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Strengthening Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Guatemala

CDC partners with Washington State University and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala to better understand the burden of antimicrobial resistance in Guatemala.

CDC-Trained Disease Detective Mobilizes her Community Against Dengue

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CDC-Trained Disease Detective Mobilizes her Community Against Dengue

Dr. Ofelia Martinez ignites her community into action against the largest recorded dengue outbreak in the history of Honduras.

Central America Region Overview

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Central America Region Overview

Brief overview of the health threats facing Central America and the work CDC is doing in response.

Honduras Hospital HIV Clinic

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Honduras Hospital HIV Clinic

CDC has partnered with the region’s ministries of health and the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA) to build a sustainable, high-impact national HIV response program.

Calendar

August 20 – World Mosquito Day

September 28 – World Rabies Day

September 29 – World Heart Day

October 24 – World Polio Day

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Content source: Global Health