Press Releases

CDC Foundation Donors Come Together to Support Summit Focused on Vector Control Strategies for Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit a variety of dangerous viruses, including yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya and Zika, which in 2015–2016 spread rapidly in certain parts of the world. Today, new strategies are needed to control these mosquitoes, which are prevalent in many countries with tropical climates and in a number of U.S. states and territories. To further the search for innovative strategies to control Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a two-day summit in Atlanta.

Vital Support for Zika Response Provided by Pfizer and Pfizer Foundation Contributions

To support efforts to stem the Zika outbreak, the CDC Foundation announced a $1 million donation from the Pfizer Foundation in funding for the comprehensive Zika response. Additionally, in-kind donations of up to 170,000 doses of injectable reversible contraceptive product from Pfizer have been provided for the Zika Contraception Access Network (Z-CAN) in Puerto Rico. In addition to donations of products and funding from multiple partners, this donation will provide essential support against this growing health threat for women who choose to delay or avoid pregnancy.


Comprehensive Zika Prevention Campaign Launches in Puerto Rico

A new communications campaign aimed at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission has launched in Puerto Rico. The campaign, part of an effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, the Puerto Rico Department of Health and other partners announced in May, also focuses on empowering the social networks surrounding pregnant women—including partners, families, neighbors and community members—to take action to #StopZika in their homes and communities. 


Bayer Donations Help Provide Zika Protection for Women, Including Greater Access to Contraceptive Options and Improved Mosquito Control

In response to the growing Zika virus health threat, Bayer today committed to supporting two critical aspects of the Zika response in Puerto Rico: providing women and their partners who want to delay or avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak with improved access to a range of contraceptive methods and giving additional protection to families who want to sleep under mosquito-repelling bed nets. 


Five Ways CDC Protects the Health of U.S. Businesses

Business Pulse: 5 Ways CDC Protects the Health of Your Business, launched by the CDC Foundation, provides employers with useful tools, guidance and resources in five key areas that protect business health, including emergency preparedness, food safety, travelers’ health, global health security and flu prevention.