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Director of Center for Global Health visits Zambia

Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is visiting CDC’s Zambia office and meeting with CDC’s partners in Zambia from October 31 through November 2, 2011.

As a partner with the Government of the Republic of Zambia in its fight against HIV/AIDS since 2000 and as a key implementing agency of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) since 2003, CDC maintains a strong presence in Zambia, providing technical leadership to the Ministry of Health to strengthen epidemiology, surveillance, laboratory, and workforce capacity–essential components for strong, sustainable public health systems. CDC also supports international universities providing technical assistance to the University of Zambia and the University Teaching Hospital to improve and increase academic and clinical training programs.

During his visit, Dr. De Cock presented “Global Health 2012” at the Public Health Grand Rounds at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Targeted toward physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, health education specialists, laboratorians, and others, the Public Health Grand Rounds are monthly presentations created to foster discussion on major public health issues.

Read more about Dr. DeCock’s presentation at Director of Center for Global Health visits CDC-Zambia.

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