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Improving Data for Global Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs

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Kenya
Improving Data for Global Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs
Botswana, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia
Botswana
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Kenya
Tanzania
Zambia
To increase the availability of information on selected country programs—including readiness, opportunities and challenges—for implementation of surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of programs to screen and treat cervical cancer; and to develop a globally endorsed, standardized toolkit that can be adapted at the country level to support the collection of high-quality data for cervical cancer programs.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CDC’s Center for Global Health, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch; CDC's Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; George W. Bush Institute; World Health Organization

Rotavirus Intussusception Surveillance in South Africa

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Rotavirus Intussusception Surveillance in South Africa
South Africa
To initiate a network of South African hospitals to conduct intussusception surveillance and apply the resource-efficient and scientifically sound case-series analysis to generate vital evidence for monitoring the safety of rotavirus vaccine use.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; University of Witwatersrand

Labs for Life Fellowship

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Labs for Life Fellowship
Ethiopia
India
Kenya
Mozambique
Uganda
To support CDC’s Center for Global Health on a five-year public-private partnership between BD and PEPFAR focused on improving overall laboratory systems and services in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and India, countries severely affected by HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
CDC's Center for Global Health; U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Stephen B. Thacker Fund

Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS, contributed a legacy of extraordinary leadership to CDC and unyielding dedication and contributions to the field of epidemiology and to public health science. This fund honors Dr. Thacker's life and service to public health as well as his passion for the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Your gift will help support EIS and CDC’s Disease Detective Camps for high school students. This fund also supports the prestigious Stephen B. Thacker Champion Award, which is given out each year at the EIS Conference, as well as supports special projects on an as-needed basis for the Stephen B. Thacker Library at CDC.

More about Dr. Thacker

Stephen ThackerStephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS, contributed a legacy of extraordinary leadership to CDC and unyielding dedication and contributions to the field of epidemiology and to public health science, including helping to identify Legionnaires disease. He was dedicated to his family, friends and community and is truly missed. Read his full bio

The Thacker Family established the Stephen B. Thacker Fund at the CDC Foundation to honor his legacy. 

"Team Thacker" Family Website

Stephen B. Thacker Video Tribute

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Stephen B. Thacker Fund
United States of America
To honor Dr. Thacker's life and service to public health as well as his passion for the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Established by the Thacker Family through the CDC Foundation, the fund supports EIS and CDC's Disease Detective Camps for Children.
Multiple individuals and organizations
CDC's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services

Compassion Fund for CDC's Global Health Workers

Health Worker in KenyaCDC employs more than 1,500 staff in 50+ countries around the world. This fund provides financial relief to locally employed staff who are impacted by adverse conditions in the field.

These health workers are essential to CDC's work overseas, ensuring the sustainability and diversity of CDC's global programs. As these staff are often the primary breadwinners for their families, assistance from the Compassion Fund can be extremely helpful in an emergency situation.

On Our Blog: CDC Foundation's Compassion Fund for Global Health Workers

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Compassion Fund
Compassion Fund for CDC's Global Health Workers
Swaziland
To provide financial relief to locally-employed CDC staff who are impacted by adverse conditions in the field. CDC employs more than 1,500 staff in 50+ countries around the world.
Multiple individuals and organizations
CDC's Center for Global Health

Safe Delivery for Mothers in Kenya

safe delivery for mothers in kenyaIn rural western Kenya, only 40 percent of pregnant women deliver in a healthcare facility. Your gift of $15 to the CDC Foundation's Safe Delivery in Kenya program will help CDC and its partners provide transportation to a healthcare facility for expecting mothers and ensure that women giving birth in a facility or at home have access to a safe delivery kit and blood supply.

CDC has a significant presence in Kenya, working with partners to protect people, save lives and turn science into action. Key activities include working with partners to conduct disease surveillance, research on protecting people from malaria—particularly pregnant women, and programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

CDC-Kenya works with healthcare providers and community health workers to help ensure that both mothers and newborns are protected from infections and complications during delivery. In Kenya, 7,700 women die each year from complications caused by pregnancy and childbirth despite the fact that almost 90 percent of them are preventable. The leading causes of maternal death in Kenya are from obstetric complications such as severe bleeding, obstructed labor and indirect causes such as AIDS/HIV, malaria and TB, which are aggravated during pregnancy. Healthcare providers and community health workers often do not have access to adequate supplies and equipment needed for a safe delivery due to funding gaps.

CDC-Kenya: Protecting Mothers and Babies from Deadly Health Threats

To prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, CDC-Kenya works to ensure that pregnant women receive routine HIV testing, that HIV-infected mothers and their exposed infants receive anti-retroviral therapy and that families receive education on safe infant feeding practices.To contribute to the world's knowledge about how best to protect pregnant women from malaria, CDC-Kenya conducts research on intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp). Within this research context, CDC-Kenya has been able to provide participating mothers health education, free transportation to deliver in a healthcare facility and waived delivery costs, which has resulted in over 90% of the participants delivering at a health facility.

Funding provided to the CDC Foundation's Safe Delivery for Mothers in Kenya program will allow CDC to extend free transportation and supplies for safe delivery to pregnant women outside the IPTp research study. CDC-Kenya conducts door-to-door interviews every four months in three districts in western Kenya to collect data on births, deaths, illnesses and pregnancies. As researchers visit households to collect data, thanks to contributions to the CDC Foundation program, they are able to distribute safe delivery kits and offer transportation for pregnant women to a healthcare facility for delivery.

 

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Safe Delivery for Mothers in Kenya
Kenya
To help CDC and its partners in rural western Kenya provide transportation to a healthcare facility for expecting mothers and ensure that women giving birth in a facility or at home have access to a safe delivery kit and blood supply.
Multiple individuals and organizations
CDC's Center for Global Health

Global VPIBD Reference Laboratory

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Global VPIBD Reference Laboratory
Australia
Bangladesh
Brazil
Colombia
Ghana
Gambia
South Korea
Mexico
Philippines
South Africa
To help CDC serve as a Global Reference Laboratory for the vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial diseases (VPIBD) laboratory network, which provides support to the global VPIBD surveillance network coordinated by the World Health Organization.
World Health Organization
CDC's Center for Global Health

Aetiology of Neonatal Infection in South Asia

 

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Aetiology of Neonatal Infection in South Asia
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan
To characterize the pathogens that cause infections in young infants in developing countries, particularly Bangladesh, Pakistan and India, including a description of incidence, antimicrobial susceptibility and strain properties.
CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Atlanta International Health Fellowship Endowment

Atlanta International Health Fellowship EndowmentIn 1984, Drs. Bob Chen and Katy Irwin learned that an international member of their Epidemic Intelligence Service class was going to have to quit the two-year program because her funding had fallen through at the last moment. Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had no way of providing financial assistance to international participants in its varied public health training courses, the two young physicians decided to remedy this situation by establishing the Atlanta International Health Fellowship (AIHF) program.

With help from other CDC employees and retirees, they set about raising funds and then formed a partnership with Emory University, which provided free tuition to one individual each year to attend Emory's International Course in Applied Epidemiology. They also formed a partnership with Villa International, which provided free housing to the AIHF recipient.

In 1997, a grant from The Tull Charitable Foundation was added to existing funds, and the Atlanta International Health Fellowship became the first endowed fund at the CDC Foundation. Since the first fellowships were awarded in 1991, 25 individuals from over 22 countries have received stipends to cover costs of travel, tuition and lodging as they enrich their public health expertise at CDC.

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Atlanta International Health Fellowship Endowment
United States of America
To provide funds for international participants to come to Atlanta to take part in public health courses at CDC or Emory University.
Multiple individuals and organizations; Previous Partner: The Tull Charitable Foundation
CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service; Emory University; Villa International

Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health

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Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health
Thailand
To establish a case control study of severe acute lower respiratory infections in children under age 5 in Thailand to determine the etiology and risk factors associated with pneumonia.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
CDC’s Center for Global Health; CDC - Thailand
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