5 Most Viewed Public Health Stories in 2019 from CDC’s Center for Global Health
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The Center for Global Health works around the world on some of the most challenging issues and diseases affecting global health today. Before the end of 2019, we are counting down some of the biggest headlines of the year. Below are this year’s 5 most viewed stories. From preparing and responding to Ebola in Uganda to preventing the spread of waterborne diseases in Bangladeshi refugee camps, these stories offer a glimpse into the efforts, progress, and impact of CDC’s global work.
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More than 900,000 displaced Myanmar nationals live in refugee camps in Bangladesh, under a threat of seasonal monsoon flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks.
When Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported a new Ebola outbreak on August 1, 2018, neighboring Uganda sprang into action to prepare and respond to the deadly virus.
After floods and landslides destroy thousands of miles of roads and homes in Kerala, India, an action plan is developed to protect the lives of people with noncommunicable diseases.
In nearly 90% of countries, people are more likely to die from a noncommunicable disease (NCD) like diabetes than from infectious conditions. The economics of investing in NCD prevention are explored.
This lethal animal spreads malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Zika, and other diseases. Learn more about CDC’s leading efforts to eliminate the global burden of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.