November 24, 2020: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

November 24, 2020
From November 25th to December 10th individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world come together to shed light on gender-based violence (GBV) and to call for its elimination globally. Learn how CDC’s programs and partnerships contribute to the global effort to prevent and respond to GBV.

Pictured: “I was born and raised in the streets. I do not know who my parents were. I did not even have a name. I named myself. I was abused and beaten more times than I can recall in the streets. An opportunity to go to school was the highlight of my life. I advise my classmates to focus, stay in school and not be swayed by things that will lead them down a destructive path.” – Linda Kelly, former street child. View photos of ‘Champions for Change’ in the photo exhibit from CDC Kenya.


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication and Learning from its Success

November 20, 2020
This year, 2020, the world is commemorating the 40-year anniversary of the declaration of the eradication of smallpox. Considered to be the greatest achievement in international public health to date, we have many lessons learned from this monumental achievement that today’s public health professionals can apply to current and future disease outbreak efforts across the world.


Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

November 18, 2020
The 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared over by the DRC Ministry Health (MOH) and WHO on November 18. This milestone means 42 days, or two incubation periods of the virus, passed with no new cases since the last survivor tested negative.

Global COVID-19 Updates
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global health threat, and CDC is committed to stopping its spread. Find CDC resources for the global health community:

Infection Prevention and Control Global Webinar Series: Practical IPC Considerations in the Fight Against COVID-19

Emergency Shelters in Disaster Response

Global COVID-19


Nov 25 – International Day for the Elimination Violence Against Women

Dec 1 – World AIDS Day