Stories

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Building A Strong Response to Drug-Resistant Malaria in Africa

Launched in 2014, PARMA was designed to bring together malaria experts across Africa and the U.S. to track emerging resistance so countries can adapt treatment protocols. Nowhere is this work more critical than in the hard-hit countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Mobilizing Communities to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

The CDC Foundation’s Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) program is making an impact by addressing fatal and non-fatal overdoses community by community—and often block by block.

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Protecting Children from Rotavirus

An estimated 58 million children still do not have access to rotavirus vaccines due to high vaccine costs and a lack of access to health care. In response, the CDC Foundation is working with 11 priority countries to protect children from this deadly virus.

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Serving Veterans by Preventing Suicides

It is important to honor those who have served and protected the United States. Part of that recognition is understanding and providing support for the unique challenges veterans and military families face. Suicide remains one of the most serious public health issues for veterans.

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Gary Cohen: Applying Business-Sector Skills to Impact Public Health

Gary Cohen has dedicated his life to serving others with compassion and ethical leadership, leading public health organizations and agencies on projects spanning the globe. He is an expert on applying knowledge gained in the business sector to achieve tangible social change worldwide and has been a close collaborator with the CDC Foundation, where he has been a donor every year since 2006 and former board of directors chair and member.

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Not Just Jackson: Mississippi Organization Takes on Health Threat of Unsafe Water

In late August 2022, storms and flooding caused the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant in Jackson, MS to fail, leaving over 150,000 people without access to safe drinking water for weeks. During the crisis, PAI mobilized resources and support for residents.

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Sharing Lifesaving Messages to Help Prevent Pregnancy-Related Deaths

Hear Her is a national campaign that supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths. The latest phase of the program reaches out to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) women, who are twice as likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women.

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Global Hearts: Low Cost to Treat High Blood Pressure

Heart disease, stroke and other diseases caused by high blood pressure are responsible for more than 10 million deaths a year around the world. And 82% of those people live in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Hearts Hypertension Control Initiative engages experts in different countries to collect data and ideas on how to implement low-cost treatment plans. Now they’re sharing that information with their own governments to put these plans into action.