Family Planning Project in Tanzania

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Family Planning Project in Tanzania
To expand on an existing program to increase access to comprehensive emergency obstetric care (CEmOC) in Tanzania by integrating family planning (FP), comprehensive post-abortion care (CPAC) and family planning advocacy in ten health centers and add new health centers in Kigoma to be upgraded for the full package of CEmOC, FP and CPAC.

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/CDC Larry Gilstrap, MD, Fellowship

Larry Gilstrap, III, MD, served the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for 10 years as the Director of Evaluation and Executive Director. The focus of his career was maternal-fetal medicine with a special emphasis on infectious diseases in women and in pregnancy. His passion is transforming clinical research into clinical practice improvements. He authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, more than 100 chapters and several major textbooks. When Dr. Gilstrap retired in 2017, ABOG partnered with the CDC Foundation and CDC to establish this fellowship to honor his academic and public health career. The fellowship recipient works for one year at CDC in the areas of infectious disease, sexually transmitted disease and reproductive health in women.

ABOG/CDC Larry Gilstrap, M.D. Fellowship Program
United States of America
To provide obstetricians and gynecologists with fellowship training opportunities in infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases in women and in pregnancy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Toxic Metals and Uterine Fibroid Risk

environmental health
Toxic Metals and Uterine Fibroid Risk
Michigan, USA
United States of America
To investigate the relationship between toxic metals, lead, cadmium, and manganese and the risk of uterine fibroids in a community population of African American women.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; National Institutes of Health
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

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.

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