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Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health

Global health briefs

July / August 2022 | Volume 21 Number 4

CDC establishes global health diplomacy office

The CDC approved the establishment of the Office of the Associate Director for Global Health Diplomacy and Strategy (CAE) in July. The new office will advise and represent the CDC Director on agency-wide global health strategies and coordinate policies and priorities focused on achieving maximum public health impact in support of the agency mission.

New center for Caribbean/Latin American health

The GW Milken School of Public Health launched a >new center dedicated to addressing health disparities and improving public health in the Caribbean and Latin America. One of the center's goals is to provide training opportunities for students, scientists, and organizations serving Caribbean and Latin American communities.

TB Partnership releases plan to end TB by 2030

The Stop TB Partnership unveiled their Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030 which outlines priority actions–including early diagnosis, scaling up prevention efforts, and developing a TB vaccine–and estimates financial resources needed to end TB as a global health threat by 2030.

Pandemic led to less child HIV testing

HIV testing and case identification among children and adolescents in 22 PEPFAR-supported countries decreased by between 29% to 40% in October 2019–September 2020. The analysis, published in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), suggests that progress toward UNAIDS targets has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO publishes world mental health report

The World mental health report: transforming mental health for all, the WHO's largest review of world mental health in 20 years, provides guidance for governments, academics, health professionals, and others; showcases examples of good practice from around the world; and outlines global threats to mental health.

Updated August 12, 2022

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