To help CDC contribute to research about genetic changes in pneumococcal bacteria that impact the effectiveness of vaccination in developing countries. CDC will provide isolates from their Global Pneumococcal Strain Bank, sequence isolates from the Active Bacterial Core surveillance collaboration, and provide expert guidance on analysis and interpretation of the data.
Emory University (Gates Foundation)
CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
To develop an action plan and framework to guide the treatment and testing of viral hepatitis in resource-limited countries. CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis and the World Health Organization will work directly with ministries of health in key countries to expand capacity and establish and implement effective strategies around viral hepatitis control.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
To implement a system which moves routine immunization data to the Nigerian government's Health Management Information Systems and expand the availability and use of high quality data for strategic planning and program implementation in Nigeria.
To support a collaboration between CDC, the London School of Hygiene, Tropical Medicine and the United Nations Human Rights Council to partner on a joint proposal to the Research in Health for Humanitarian Crises to improve Hepatitis E outbreak control efforts among emergency affected populations.
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance
CDC’s Center for Global Health; London School of Tropical Medicine; United Nations Human Rights Council
To provide technical assistance to the monitoring and evaluation of a cryptococcal screening program in partnership with the South African government. Cryptococcal meningitis is a common infection and a leading cause of death among individuals with HIV/AIDS.
CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
To determine the safety and acceptability of urine-diversion toilets (UDTs) in refugee camps in Ethiopia in order to provide guidance on their use in humanitarian crises. By determining the environmental conditions necessary for maximum pathogen removal in a real setting, this will help improve existing and future UDT programs.
Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance
CDC’s Center for Global Health; Oxfam GB; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees