Malaria Zero partners are using innovative strategies and a learn-by-doing approach to determine and deliver a key package of interventions aimed at shortening the timeline to elimination on the island of Hispaniola.
The thermometer nears 95 degrees at 8:00 a.m. in Laye, Burkina Faso, a small village about 20 miles from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Though the temperature will top 105 degrees today, the heat has not kept the mothers of a few dozen children from walking or biking to their local dispensary. The women are here to ensure their children receive vaccines to protect them from contracting a number of preventable diseases, including meningococcal meningitis.
Who is responsible for protecting America from the spread of disease and other global health threats? Who works day and night domestically and globally to ensure epidemics in other countries do not hit American soil? The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), also known as disease detectives, are the ones responsible, and they take this role very seriously.