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Vysnova CoVID-19 Guidance to Staff

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As the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Vysnova Management team wants to make sure that everyone knows that the health and safety of our Employees and Consultants is our top priority. Please see the attached document (click on the link below to view the PDF) for additional guidance and suggestions.

Download Vysnova’s CoVID-19 Guidance to Staff

Global Health Security Agenda: CDC Drives 5 Years of Progress; Threats Remain
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Global Health Security Agenda: CDC Drives 5 Years of Progress; Threats Remain

Global Health Security Agenda: CDC Drives 5 Years of Progress; Threats Remain

In today’s globalized world, a disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. 
 
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is an international effort to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. CDC’s investment in global health security drives five years of GHSA progress, making the United States and the world safer from infectious disease threats. Since the launch of the Global Health Security Agenda
  • All 17 CDC-supported GHSA countries have improved their capacity to identify, track, and respond to public health threats and outbreaks.
  • Outbreaks around the world have been detected and stopped more rapidly than ever before.
  • Over 4,400 people were trained in all FETP programs under GHSA. This is, on average, over two times as many FETP graduates per year than prior to the implementation of GHSA.
CDC will continue to build on its foundation of technical expertise, assisting countries in expanding and improving disease surveillance systems, laboratory systems, workforce development, and emergency management and response capacities. To protect the United States and the world from dangerous diseases and outbreaks, a sustained focus on global health security is critical.
Learn more about CDC’s progress in GHSA and CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection‘s global health security work.

About Vysnova Partners

Vysnova staff has worked in more than 30 countries to advance the health and well-being of communities worldwide. Whether it’s Zika prevention research with the CDC in Peru, supporting the Navy’s healthcare efforts in Southeast Asia, or supporting the Demographic Health Survey for USAID throughout Africa, Vysnova knows how to initiate and implement projects internationally to keep our customers in compliance while advancing the project and the broader mission that it serves.

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World Birth Defects Day

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World Birth Defects Day

Today is World Birth Defects Day and we would like to take a moment to highlight the work of one of our partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The VEZ ZEN program is the result of a collaboration between the CDC, INS, and the Colombian Ministry of Health. The goal of VEZ and ZEN is to study birth defects in infants as a result of Zika virus exposure. Vysnova Partners supports CDC efforts in the VEZ/ZEN Program. We could not be prouder to promote the achievements of our partner in Colombia. Thank you for everything you do!

What is World Birth Defects Day?

World Birth Defects Day (WBDD), observed on March 3 each year, unites people and organizations working in the field of birth defects, also known as congenital anomalies, congenital disorders or congenital conditions. There are many types of birth defects and this day recognizes our collective voice in raising awareness for all birth defects (#manybirthdefects1voice).

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About Vysnova Partners

Vysnova staff has worked in more than 30 countries to advance the health and well-being of communities worldwide. Whether it’s Zika prevention research with the CDC in Peru, supporting the Navy’s healthcare efforts in Southeast Asia, or supporting the Demographic Health Survey for USAID throughout Africa, Vysnova knows how to initiate and implement projects internationally to keep our customers in compliance while advancing the project and the broader mission that it serves.

 

Lepp Transfers Help Increase Access to Health Care in Guatemala
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Lepp Transfers Help Increase Access to Health Care in Guatemala

Lepp Transfers Help Increase Access to Health Care in Guatemala

Lepp Transfers Help Increase Access to Health Care in Guatemala

 

LEPP donations of surgical kits, hospital beds, vital sign monitors, generators, incubators, radiant warmers, and laboratory supplies were transferred by LEPP’s partner organization World Help to 28 public hospitals in underserved areas in Guatemala. Leveraged by local humanitarian aid and development partners, LEPP donations impact approximately 12,500 people in Guatemala. One notable impact is the use of surplus property donations in World Help’s Operation Baby Rescue program that works to curb the effects of severe malnutrition that threatens 80 percent of children in rural Guatemala. Also, LEPP transfers of surgical kits are utilized to perform life-saving treatments and provide viable and affordable options to patients.


About LEPP – Transferring Physical Capital to Aid U.S. Emergency and Development Programs Overseas

Vysnova partners with USAID’s Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP); an innovative and cost-effective program that transfers millions of dollars’ worth of federal surplus property to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and USAID Missions to supplement their development and humanitarian projects overseas. LEPP is yet another example of Vysnova’s strategic focus of cultivating partnerships that support sustainable, locally-driven development endeavors.

In FY 2019, LEPP successfully transferred over 43 million dollars’ worth of surplus property to 14 developing nations. Partner organizations that are faith-based accounted for approximately 50% of the federal surplus property transfers in the fiscal year. LEPP has already transferred 13.7 million dollars’ worth of surplus property just in the first four months of FY 2020.

These LEPP donations included medical supplies such as ultrasounds, infant incubators, hospital beds, ophthalmology, laboratory and dental equipment, autoclaves, generators, laptops, computers and school furniture. Physical capital donations to Latin America and the Caribbean were transferred to Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and Peru. Transfers to Asia were made to Pakistan and the Philippines; while transfers to Eastern Europe benefited underserved populations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, and Ukraine. The majority of property transfers to Africa were made to Tanzania.