This week marks the one year anniversary of the first Ebola cases to be identified in West Africa. During the outbreak, which evolved into an epidemic, more than 10,300 people have died and nearly 25,000 have been infected with Ebola. However, much has been accomplished since the epidemic surged in the fall of 2014.
The CDC Foundation is honored to partner with Bloomberg Philanthropies to launch a new Data for Health Initiative, announced today. This innovative effort to solving the world’s most pressing public health problems with technology and data helps to fill major gaps in global health.
On World Water Day 2015, observed on March 22, approximately 750 million people lack access to clean water, resulting in more than 840,000 deaths worldwide per year. Every minute a child dies from a water-related disease. These water-related deaths from guinea worm disease, cholera and river blindness, to name a few, can be prevented with simple water purification technology.