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April 28, 2017: It’s World Immunization Week!

Strengthening Immunization in Challenging Settings Providing routine immunization services is a global public health priority to protect families and children from vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, measles, and cholera. In South Sudan, the world’s newest country, the need is enormous. Without vaccination, children and their communities may be vulnerable to preventable but deadly and disabling […]

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April 25, 2017 is World Malaria Day

CDC Scientists Working to Protect U.S. Servicemen and Women from Malaria World Malaria Day is a powerful and important catalyst that focuses attention on often overlooked work to erase this terrible disease and save millions of lives. But for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, […]

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April 24, 2017 is World Meningitis Day

Burkina Faso Begins Routine MenAfriVacTM Immunization For more than 100 years, 430 million people living in the sub-Saharan Africa meningitis belt have been plagued with epidemic meningitis. The 26 countries in the meningitis belt experience high endemic rates of meningitis, annual seasonal outbreaks, and explosive epidemics every 5–12 years. The size of these epidemics can […]

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March 24th is World TB Day

Latest Outbreak Info 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) […]

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March 3rd is World Birth Defects Day

Latest Outbreak Info 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) […]

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Global Rapid Response Team

Latest Outbreak Info 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) […]

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February 4 is World Cancer Day

Latest Outbreak Info On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the 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 […]

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Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

Latest Outbreak Info On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the 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 […]

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Global Health Security

Latest Outbreak Info On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the 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 […]

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World AIDS Day

Latest Outbreak Info On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the 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 […]