Great progress has been made in the Ebola fight in West Africa—Liberia’s elimination of the disease last month is a shining achievement. And while much has been accomplished in Guinea and Sierra Leone, challenges remain in getting to zero cases in these countries.
Safe food is at the heart of everyone’s health. With the recent high-profile outbreak of Listeria in ice cream, food safety is on the minds of consumers and businesses. Foodborne illness is a common, expensive and preventable health problem, costing more than $15.5 billion annually, according to a 2015 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In mid April, we had the incredible opportunity to travel to Tanzania with some of our colleagues from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make logistical decisions for the third phase of a family planning and maternal health project funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Alongside the World Lung Foundation and Engender Health, CDC has been an implementing partner on this project since 2010.