Global Health Success Stories – Sorted by Topic

CDC Global Health success stories are written by subject matter experts and health communicators to highlight CDC’s global programs. This growing and searchable library of global health success stories addresses diseases, health threats, and conditions. CDC builds upon U.S. public health program expertise and knowledge of these diseases to help protect Americans from major health threats, wherever they arise.

Chagas

International Chagas Day – April 14, 2017

COVID-19

CDC Partners with Botswana to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission During COVID-19 Pandemic – September 28, 2020
CDC and Other U.S. Government Teams Support Nigeria’s Efforts to Stop Spread of COVID-19 – September 27, 2021
Hunting for COVID-19 Answers in Thailand’s Wastewater – September 3, 2021
A Tale of Two Countries During COVID-19, Part One: Vietnam – July 29, 2021
A Tale of Two Countries During COVID-19, Part Two: South Africa – July 29, 2021
Taking on COVID-19 in Zambia – July 22, 2021
Hunting for COVID-19 in the Rain Forest of Brazil – July 6, 2021
CDC Works to Improve Hand Hygiene in Refugee Camps Now and in the Future – June 24, 2021
Adolescent Girls in Tanzania Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions to Continue Work Against HIV/AIDS – June 10, 2021
Ugandan healthcare facilities produce own alcohol-based hand rub during COVID-19 – June 3, 2021
CDC supports Kenya expanding emergency response –  June 3, 2021
CDC experts in Vietnam help local health officials take on COVID-19 –  June 3, 2021
Cote d’Ivoire HIV Laboratory Partners with CDC to Chart New Paths in COVID-19 Testing – February 2, 2021
CDC Tanzania and partners: Ensure HIV services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – Oct 28, 2020
Ensuring Resilient Community-based HIV Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Oct 28, 2020
A One CDC Response to COVID-19: Surveillance Support in Tanzania – Oct 28, 2020
Mobile handwashing stations launched to fight COVID-19 – Oct 09, 2020
Collecting Four Months of Medicine: Stepping up HIV Patient Care During a Global Pandemic -September 15, 2020
Treating TB During the Time of COVID-19 – September 15, 2020
When borders are shut: Providing ART medicine to all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – September 15, 2020
Delivering Life Saving Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown – July 31, 2020
Dr. Waziri – Helping to Build a Stronger Workforce in Nigeria through FELTP – July 21, 2020
Cambodia’s FETP Graduates Respond to COVID-19 – July 21, 2020
Pakistan Uses FELTP as the Frontline of Defense Against COVID-19 – July 21, 2020
Colombia establishes the CoronApp to combat the COVID-19 pandemic – July 21, 2020
CDC’s Global Response to COVID-19 – June 24, 2020
Vietnam Responds to COVID-19 with Technical Support from CDC – June 24, 2020
CDC Programs In Cameroon Pivot to COVID-19 Response – June 24, 2020
Strong Partnerships and CDC Investments Support Uganda’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 – May 19, 2020

Geographic Information Systems
Global Health Security

CDC and Mozambique Work to Control Tuberculosis – November 16, 2021
Innovative Medicine Delivery Models Improve ART Access in Mozambique – November 16, 2021
DREAMS Initiative Expands in Mozambique – November 16, 2021
Disease Detectives Strengthen Response to Public Health Threats in Mozambique – November 16, 2021
CDC and Other U.S. Government Teams Support Nigeria’s Efforts to Stop Spread of COVID-19 – September 27, 2021
Taking on COVID-19 in Zambia – July 22, 2021
People living with HIV in Mumbai receive uninterrupted medication – March 1, 2021
Strengthening Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Guatemala – August 12, 2020
Dr. Waziri – Helping to Build a Stronger Workforce in Nigeria through FELTP – July 21, 2020
Cambodia’s FETP Graduates Respond to COVID-19 – July 21, 2020
Pakistan Uses FELTP as the Frontline of Defense Against COVID-19 – July 21, 2020
Colombia establishes the CoronApp to combat the COVID-19 pandemic – July 21, 2020
CDC India helps protect 150 million people at the world’s largest gathering – February 4, 2020
Duty to help inspires Ghana native and CDC emergency responder – November 25, 2019
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Training in Guinea – September 10, 2018
Vietnam Tracks Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria – May 10, 2018
Motorcycles Help Speed Diagnosis in Liberia – May 10, 2018
Reducing the Risk of Bioterrorism and Laboratory Dangers – May 10, 2018
Tanzania’s Disease Detectives Crack a Complicated Case – May 10, 2018
Responding Faster than Ever in the Hot Zone – May 10, 2018
Data Inspires Lifesaving Action in Sierra Leone – March 28, 2018
Vietnam Update: Community-Based Surveillance Yields Results – March 28, 2018
Progress in Pakistan: Growing Response to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases – March 28, 2018
Uganda’s Rapid Response to Avian Influenza Virus Outbreak in Birds – March 28, 2018
Guinea Forges Critical Links to Laboratories – March 28, 2018
Management Matters: The Link Between Management Capacity Building and Greater Global Health Security – February 20, 2018
First-Of-Its-Kind Exercise Tests Cameroon’s Ability to Detect, Respond and Stop Cholera ‘Outbreak’ – October 19, 2017
It Takes a Village: A Community Approach to Stopping Outbreaks in Guinea – August 6, 2017
Improving National Surveillance and Response Systems One Country at a Time – August 6, 2017
Snow in Senegal – August 6, 2017
Quietly, Burkina Faso Makes Changes That Protect Health At Home and Abroad – June 29, 2017
India (AFI) Surveillance (GHSA) in Action – December 23, 2016
Sierra Leone (IDSR) (GHSA) in Action – December 23, 2016
Liberia Workforce Development (FETP) in Action – December 23, 2016
Tanzania Surveillance (GHSA) in Action – December 23, 2016
Ethiopia: Bringing Laboratory Safety Home – June 27, 2016
India: Staying Healthy at “The Biggest Gathering on Earth” – June 22, 2016
Disease Detectives Protect Children in Pakistan – May 24, 2016
Vietnam: Connecting for Stronger Emergency Response – May 17, 2016
Vietnam: Empowering Communities to Detect Potential Outbreaks Early – May 3, 2016
Ghana: Quick Laboratory Action Helped Control a Meningitis Outbreak – April 14, 2016
Cameroon: Global Health Security Effort Gives “Muscle Memory” In How to Fight Disease – March 14, 2016
Country of Georgia: Putting Data to Work – March 14, 2016
DRC: Bridging the Gap During the Ebola Epidemic – February 10, 2016
Kazakhstan: Improving Laboratories One Step at a Time – February 10, 2016
Mali: A Wider Net Catches Polio – March 16, 2016
Nigeria: How Being Prepared Avoided a Tragedy – February 9, 2016
Senegal: Emergency Operations Center Becomes a Model in West Africa – March 28, 2016
Thailand: Field Epidemiologists Fight Global Health Threats – February 10, 2016
Thailand: Stronger Labs Improve Detection – March 14, 2016

GRRT
Hepatitis A

CDC surge capacity in action – July 28, 2019

Hepatitis C
HIV

Innovative Medicine Delivery Models Improve ART Access in Mozambique – November 16, 2021
Disease Detectives Strengthen Response to Public Health Threats in Mozambique – November 16, 2021
CDC Partners with Botswana to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission During COVID-19 Pandemic – September 28, 2020
Ending Stigma to Provide TB Treatment for All – Mar 24, 2020
People living with HIV in Mumbai receive uninterrupted medication – March 1, 2021
CDC supports the first Medically Assisted Therapy program that reduces HIV infections among drug users in Uganda – February 10, 2021
DC Tanzania and partners: Ensure HIV services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – Oct 28, 2020
Ensuring Resilient Community-based HIV Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Oct 28, 2020
Collecting Four Months of Medicine: Stepping up HIV Patient Care During a Global Pandemic -September 15, 2020
Treating TB During the Time of COVID-19 – September 15, 2020
When borders are shut: Providing ART medicine to all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – September 15, 2020
Site Improvement with Zimbabwe Intensive Monitoring and Support – September 2, 2020
PrEP Success Story in Mazowe – September 2, 2020
Delivering Life Saving Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown – July 31, 2020
Men Supporting Each Other to Stay on Treatment – March 2, 2020
Breaking The Cycle of HIV For my Daughter’s Sake – February 19, 2020
Rapid Results Initiative Leaves Lasting Impact – January 21, 2020
Strengthening Local Epidemiological Capacity in Tanzania – January 21, 2020
CDC, ATL Join Forces to Shine a Light on the Global HIV and TB Epidemics – December 10, 2019
Siyenza’s Innovations: The Man Bringing Men into Care – November 22, 2019
Siyenza’s Impact: Hitting the Right Target, House by House – November 29, 2019
Improved Filing System Reduces Patient Wait Time at Laudium Clinic – November 25, 2019
HIV Testing Innovations: Guiding Patients Through a Difficult Process – November 22, 2019
Siyenza’s Innovations: Making Access to Treatment Quick and Easy – November 22, 2019
Siyenza Innovation: Improving client retention through SMS reminders – November 22, 2019
Costs of HIV Misdiagnoses: The Case for Retesting – July 30, 2019
Bringing back HIV patients that stop treatment in Uganda – July 15, 2019
Index Testing in Uganda: Identifying HIV-Positive Patients, One Phone Call at a Time – July 10, 2019
Peer Counselors: Creating Stronger Links to Care for People Newly Diagnosed with HIV – April 9, 2019
Moving towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets – March 14, 2019
Ground-level approach improves linkage to care in the vast geographical area of Amathole – March 14, 2019
Peer navigators impact HIV care – July 11, 2018
One good turn deserves another: Uganda hosted STOP training for the third time – July 05, 2018
A Successful, Complicated Partnership – July 03, 2018
HIV prevalence in transgender women – July 02, 2018
The Exclusive Men’s Health Club – A cut that really matters – July 02, 2018
Evaluating the impact of DREAMS in South Africa – April 9, 2018
Beyond the call of duty – March 29, 2018
Living with HIV – Dying of TB: CDC Accelerates TB prevention for People Living with HIV – March 20, 2018
Nigeria Studies Cameroon’s PHIA Implementation – January 18, 2018
Finding Rwanda’s Last Positives: Emory University’s Project San Francisco – December 27, 2017
The UPHLS Story: Interviews with Physically-Challenged Individuals Living with HIV – December 27, 2017
Helping patients commit to lifelong HIV/AIDS treatment – December 22, 2017
Enhancing Partner Performance through Administrative Site Visits – December 18, 2017
CDC Haiti: Using Data to Keep HIV Patients in Care – December 18, 2017
Exchanging ideas and best practices on serving key populations – November 15, 2017
Muriel is living her dream – November 8, 2017
Siyayinqoba provides a platform for young women to share their stories – November 8, 2017
Bringing free health services to underserved communities –  November 6, 2017
Peer educators stepping up HIV prevention and treatment adherence in prisons – October 16, 2017
StepUP goes where others fear to tread to stop the spread of HIV – October 16, 2017
Driving data innovations: Real-time quality data critical – October 16, 2017
How We Started – The CDC Rwanda Story – August 31, 2017
Government Agencies Collaborate to Boost Viral Load Testing in Nigeria – April 25, 2017
Medically Assisted Therapy Clinic in Kisumu, Kenya Offers Hope to High-risk HIV Group – April 14, 2017
Rwanda Hosts the First Regional GIS Training for PEPFAR-Supported Countries in Africa – March 1, 2017
Project for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Services for People with Disabilities: The UPHLS Story – March 1, 2017
Rwanda One of the First Countries to Launch the Differentiated HIV Care Model Nationally – March 1, 2017
Clinical Mentors Make a Real Difference in Training New Frontline Health Workers in South Africa – February 16, 2017
Reaching More Men With HCT Testing Services – February 15, 2017
Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) Tackles the Challenge of Low HIV Competency by Building HIV Counselling and Testing Capacity of Pipeline Students – February 14, 2017
Beyond Zero intervention strengthens the standard of HIV and TB patient care – February 14, 2017
Taking Health Services to those less Prioritized – February 14, 2017
HST sharing and learning to keep people treated and cared for – February 14, 2017

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