Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of June 25, 2009

Denise Johnson

Director of the Office of Public Housing Programs

Today, in parts of Africa and South Asia, hundreds of children each year still develop polio. While children in developed nations routinely receive the Salk or Sabin vaccines, this is a luxury for rural villagers in places like India, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The CDC has set a goal of vaccinating every child on Earth. Leading this charge over the past decade, Denise Johnson serves as the Acting Chief of the CDC’s Polio Eradication Branch. With Denise at the helm, the Polio Eradication Branch has been working in close concert with the WHO and UNICEF to promote immunization. In their first few years alone, Denise and her team helped immunize over half a billion children in ninety-three countries.

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Denise Johnson HERE

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