News/Outbreaks


Better Late Than Never

By Amy Pisani Tonight my small town in Eastern Connecticut will yet again host an immunization clinic at a local high school to provide H1N1 vaccine to the public....


Help for Haiti: CDC's Role

[Ed. Note: I just wanted to follow up on my recent post on Haiti relief, Small Change Can Make a Big Difference in Haiti, and bring attention to some...


The Decade of Vaccines is Upon Us

By Amy Pisani Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help people all over the world lead healthy,...


Small Change Can Make a Big Difference in Haiti

By Amy Pisani I, like the rest of you, have been in disbelief over the devastation in Haiti.  I think the only positive thing to come out of this...


More children in U.S. are fully vaccinated

By Amy Pisani Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. It seems like we are heading into 2010 with some great news....


Thank You and Congratulations to Dr. Tom Frieden

By Amy Pisani Congratulations to CDC’s Dr. Thomas Frieden, One of Time Magazine’s, People Who Mattered in 2009.  Time magazine has named CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden as one...


Second Dose of H1N1 Vaccine for Children Below Age Ten Should Not Be Missed

By Amy Pisani Several batches of Sanofi Pasteur’s H1N1 vaccines have been voluntarily recalled after post delivery testing of the vaccines by the manufacturer revealed that they were less...


Newsweek Explores The Dangers of Not Vaccinating

By Amy Pisani Newsweek has published another excellent piece on the importance of vaccinations. Written by Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and...


Tune In To See Michael Specter on The Daily Show Tonight

By Amy Pisani Tonight, author and long-time New Yorker journalist Michael Specter will be appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss his new book Denialism.  Specter’s...


World AIDS Day

By Amy Pisani December 1 is World AIDS Day 2009.  USAID and its partners throughout the globe are using this day to spread success stories in the fight against...