Diseases

We are living in an interconnected world where an outbreak of infectious disease is just a plane ride away. As a global leader in research, CDC provides technical expertise and engagement in on-the-ground programs to help detect diseases, break the cycle of transmission, and to lower the mortality rate of those living with disease.

Vietnam - Influenza (flu)

NEED

Vietnam is at high risk for emerging influenza viruses with pandemic potential.

INTERVENTION

Strengthen the surveillance system for Severe Viral Pneumonia, the primary system for detection of novel influenza viruses and other emerging respiratory pathogens in humans


Estimate the economic burden of influenza in Vietnam


Introduce seasonal flu vaccine and implement national scale up

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Disease specific (Influenza)

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$3.8 million

Vietnam - Tuberculosis (TB)

NEED

Among 30 high-burden TB countries in the world, Vietnam ranks sixteenth, with an estimated 124,000 new TB patients in 2017 alone, including 7,100 cases of multidrug-resistant TB and 12,000 TB-related deaths.

INTERVENTION

Rapidly reduce TB burden in Ho Chi Minh City and other priority provinces through demonstration projects and scale up


Prevent TB among US-bound immigrants and refugees from Vietnam

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Disease specific (TB)

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$2.3 million

Haiti - Cholera

NEED

While Haiti is recording the lowest levels of suspected cholera cases since 2011, cholera remains a public health threat and gains made since the last outbreak must be maintained.

INTERVENTION

Interrupt cholera transmission by enhancing Haiti’s laboratory cholera surveillance and response capacity and implementing water, sanitation and hygiene projects

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Disease specific (Cholera)

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$4.1 million

Haiti - Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

NEED

Lymphatic filariasis is on the cusp of elimination in Haiti, one of only four countries in the Americas where the disease remains.

INTERVENTION

Eliminate lymphatic filariasis through mass drug administration, morbidity management and disability prevention and surveillance

ACTIVITIES 

Disease specific (Neglected tropical disease)

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$15 million

Sierra Leone - Malaria

NEED

Indoor bites from mosquitoes account for 80%–100% of overnight malaria transmission in Africa, and while built-environment modifications were once staples of malaria vector control, they have been neglected for at least the past two decades.

INTERVENTION

Implement a pilot study to assess the impact of new screening strategies on malaria vector control

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Disease specific (Malaria)

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$232,000

Funding Needed
$25,432,000