Profile is no longer active as of 8/6/2021. New account can be found @DrMartinEGHI.

Atlanta, GA
Joined March 2014
Today, 8/6, marks my final day of public service after nearly 23 years at CDC. It has been an honor to work alongside world-class public health professionals at @CDCgov, our sister agencies, and our global partners.
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Through our #globalhealth programs, @CDCGlobal addresses health inequities around the world. W/ global collaboration, we can eliminate health disparities & achieve optimal health for all. Here's our strategy, which includes working towards #healthequity: bit.ly/3l8VcJP
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The #pandemic continues to challenge everyone, including #publichealth experts. In this honest blog post, CDC Senior Technical Advisor Dr. Roberto Jorge Freire Esteves navigates a surge in #COVID19 cases in #Brazil, unpredictable situations, & isolation: bit.ly/2TO6N5T
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Are you interested in how we can control and one day eliminate certain parasites around the world? Check out the following trainings designed for #HealthCareProviders and #LaboratoryTechnicians on #malaria, #chagas, and more: bit.ly/3lasjgg
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Eradicating #polio worldwide means no child will experience the devastating effects of the disease ever again. Throughout this last mile to #endpolio we will save lives, protect children, & strengthen health systems around the world. bit.ly/3j0ny6p
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Every 12 seconds, around the world, 1 child faces the death of a mother, a father, or a grandparent-caregiver due to COVID-19. The clock is ticking… #COVID19 puts children at risk of growing-up without a family-caregiver. Learn more at cdc.gov/globalhealth
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HepatitisB virus (#HBV) infections are the leading cause of liver cancer globally. Learn how vaccinations are key to preventing and eliminating #HBV and strengthening #publichealth efforts around the world. #VaccinesWork #WorldHepatitisDay bit.ly/preventhepb
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out @CDCGlobal’s latest photo essay to see CDC's history and initial mission controlling malaria throughout the Southeast United States: bit.ly/3hkW6PR
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We are excited to launch the Global Laboratory Leadership Programme (#GLLP) Learning Package, which provides tools to mentor current and emerging laboratory leaders to build, strengthen, and sustain national laboratory systems.
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We know viruses constantly change & we expect #variants—such as variants of the virus that causes #COVID19—to occur. For the latest on COVID-19 global variants: bit.ly/3yiUb5t
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#Measles & #rubella are vaccine-preventable diseases, yet measles claims over 550 lives each day & rubella is a leading cause of preventable birth defects. @CDCGlobal & @MeaslesRubella combat this by reaching every child w/ measles & rubella vaccines: bit.ly/3eFVvbg
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By current estimates, as of June 2021, nearly 2 million children globally will have lost a parent, grandparent, or family caregiver due to #COVID19. As outlined in this @WorldBank blog, we must prevent further deaths, prepare families & protect children: bit.ly/2Wd5NsW
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Every 12 seconds 1 child around the world loses a family-caregiver due to #COVID19. This can lead to devastating long-term impacts on the child's welfare. Together, we can protect children and prevent the death of parents and other family-caregivers: bit.ly/3xOtPs5
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#DYK? @CDCgov has helped train over 18,300 #diseasedetectives in 75+ countries through the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). #FETP graduates are now strengthening #COVID19 response efforts worldwide via data collection, contact tracing, & more: bit.ly/3kH0j3Y
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Outbreak investigations rely on diverse teams & technical expertise, collaborative partners, flexibility, & more. @CDCGlobal response team lead Dr. Mateusz Plucinski shares how these elements came together to support #Brazil during a #COVID19 #outbreak: bit.ly/3hWQf3J
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#Plague is an ancient yet deadly disease that is reemerging globally. Recent findings published in @CDC_EIDjournal suggest that persons handling corpses of those who died of plague should use PPE to prevent potential transmission. For more: bit.ly/3rfxsou
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As #COVID19 variants emerge, @CDCgov continues to support global response efforts. In a recent blog, Dr. Juliana de Fatima da Silva describes challenging yet rewarding experiences conducting outbreak investigations where she was born: #Brazil. bit.ly/3jQbpD0
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It's estimated that #yellowfevervirus causes 30,000 deaths each year. @CDCGlobal partners with @WHO & @gavi to provide technical assistance in supporting vaccination efforts in certain African countries: bit.ly/2VKQpUh
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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) often affect the world’s poorest people, impair development, and make it difficult to earn a living. As a result, NTDs can trap people in a cycle of poverty and disease. Learn how @CDCGlobal is working to eliminate NTDs: bit.ly/3dSpYT5
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Each year over 20 million children miss lifesaving vaccines, leaving them vulnerable to death & disability from vaccine-preventable diseases. @CDCGlobal strengthens immunization systems so children around the world can live full & long lives: bit.ly/3xfwQl4 #VaccinesWork
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