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Health and Disease Eradication

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) - CDC.gov is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s primary online communication channel. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on: data and statistics, diseases and conditions, environmental health, and more. Includes fact sheets, reports, research and other resources.

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution which invests the world’s money to save lives. To date, it has committed US$ 15.6 billion in 140 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against these three diseases.

The National Institutes of Health - The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

The Population Council - The Population Council, an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

UNAIDS - UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNAIDS Secretariat works on the ground in more than 80 countries worldwide. Coherent action on AIDS by the UN system is coordinated in countries through the UN theme groups, and the joint programmes on AIDS.

World Health Organization - WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against transnational threats. Each year the World Health Organization publishes the World Health Report—combining an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions. The report is also offered to a wider audience, from universities, teaching hospitals and schools, to journalists and the public at large—anyone, in fact, with a professional or personal interest in international health issues.