sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2014

A Timely Recognition

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Dec 12, 2014
By: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary
I am so very proud of all the HHS staff among us who are part of the 2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year: ‘The Ebola Fighters’, alongside the many other brave men and women from West Africa and across the world engaged in this fight.
Time Magazine made an outstanding choice in recognizing the valiant efforts of the men and women fighting this global public health challenge.
I think Time’s editor Nancy Gibbs puts it best, when she writes: “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year.”
Many of the brave, selfless Ebola fighters are HHS employees, who are serving alongside USAID and the U.S. Military as part of the largest U.S. response to a global humanitarian crisis in our nation’s history. They include teams from  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and uniformed officers in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps serving courageously in West Africa; CDC teams offering essential guidance to health care workers and infection control teams here and overseas; scientists and researchers, including at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), who are  making important headway toward an Ebola vaccine and treatments; and the NIH clinical team, who successfully treated Dallas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham. The list goes on.
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