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It has been five years since the West Africa Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone resulted in more than 28,000 cases and 11,300 deaths. Now, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic in h...

On Wednesday, July 17, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern region of The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This decision emphasizes the growing threat posed by the curre...

In Tanzania, there are 566 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births, representing the sixth highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, according to the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. The Kigoma Region, which consists of rural and poor communities loca...

May 29, 2019

Ever wondered who are the first people sent out to investigate when a disease outbreak occurs? Enter the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers.

EIS officers are boots-on-the-ground “disease detectives” who investig...

We all know someone who has suffered from a cardiovascular disease (CVD), which include disorders of the heart and blood vessels such as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.

Did you know CVD is the leading cause...

The CDC Foundation recently launched Contagious Conversations to share our conversations with leading health influencers who are dedicated to making the world safer and healthier for us all. The first season features three episodes, each approximately 30 minutes long:

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Since 1981 we have lost more than 700,000 lives from HIV. Over the next decade more than 400,000 lives could be affected with HIV. Today about 1 million Americans live with HIV, and approximately 40,000 people are infected each year.

These numbers are staggering. We kn...

Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable, so why is it the fourth most common cancer in women with an estimated 570,000 new cases last year?

In 2018, cervical cancer represented 7.5 percent of all female cancer deaths. Of the more than 311,000 estimated deaths from...

May 29, 2018

Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are racing to stop the latest flare up of Ebola, even as it has evolved and reached Mbandaka, a port city of nearly 1.2 million people.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t yet declared the outbre...

May 16, 2018

The United Methodist Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, which occurred with the 1968 merger of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren. Much of the celebration has been focused on the merger as an ecumenical achievement and a s...

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