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03 Oct 2017 description

Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.

12 Nov 2016 description

Communiqué de presse conjoint CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/OMS

10 novembre 2016 | NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENÈVE - Malgré une baisse de 79% des décès dus à la rougeole dans le monde entre 2000 et 2015, près de 400 enfants meurent encore chaque jour de cette maladie, ont déclaré les principales organisations œuvrant dans le secteur de la santé dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.

10 Nov 2016 description

NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENEVA, 10 November 2016 – Despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report released today.

22 May 2015 description

May 22, 2015 / 64(19);527-531

José E. Hagan, MD1,2; Steven G.F. Wassilak, MD2; Allen S. Craig, MD2; Rudolf H. Tangermann, MD3; Ousmane M. Diop, PhD3; Cara C. Burns, PhD4; Arshad Quddus, MD3 (Author affiliations at end of text)

09 Sep 2013 description

CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

04 Dec 2008 description

Joint News Release WHO/UNICEF/American Red Cross/CDC/UN Foundation

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The Eastern Mediterranean region achieves measles goal three years early

ATLANTA/GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000.

03 Jan 2005 description

On December 26, 2004 at 0058 hours GMT, a strong earthquake, which had a magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter Scale, occurred off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. A subsequent tsunami hit South, Southeast Asia, and East Africa causing a large number of deaths and serious, widespread damage to buildings, roads, and power lines. The following areas are those affected by the earthquake and the tsunami:

  • Sri Lanka - coastal areas of south, north and east
  • Indonesia - Sumatra (province Aceh)
02 Jan 2005 description

On December 26, 2004 at 0058 hours GMT, a strong earthquake (http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/earthquakes.shtm), which had a magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter Scale, occurred off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

02 Jan 2005 description

On December 26, 2004 at 0058 hours GMT, a strong earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter Scale, occurred off the west coast of Northern Sumatra (Aceh). A subsequent tsunami hit South and Southeast Asia and East Africa causing serious damage and loss of life. Several countries bordering the Indian Ocean were affected including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), Tanzania, Seychelles, Kenya, and Somalia.

02 Jan 2005 description

There is no direct risk of contagion or infectious disease from being near human remains for people who are not directly involved in recovery or other efforts that require handling dead bodies.

31 Dec 2004 description

Immediate health concerns

  • After the rescue of survivors, the primary public health concerns are clean drinking water, food, shelter, and medical care for injuries.
  • Flood waters can pose health risks such as contaminated water and food supplies.
  • Loss of shelter leaves people vulnerable to insect exposure, heat, and other environmental hazards.
  • The majority of deaths associated with tsunamis are related to drownings, but traumatic injuries are also a primary concern.