Archival Content: 2012
As the U.S. science-based public health and disease prevention agency, CDC plays an essential and unique role in implementing the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
CDC's Global Response
CDC uses its technical expertise in public health science and long-standing relationships with Ministries of Health across the globe to work side-by-side with countries to build strong national programs and sustainable public health systems that can respond effectively to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and to other diseases that threaten the health and prosperity of the global community at large. Ensuring global health strengthens U.S. health, economic, and national security. Improving the health of people in developing countries also impacts the productivity and political stability of those nations. This results in a safer, more prosperous, and secure world community that benefits Americans at home and abroad.
CDC applies over 60 years of expertise in epidemiology, surveillance, laboratories, health information systems, and public health services to help Ministries of Health in 63 countries strengthen their national HIV/AIDS programs to create an AIDS-Free Generation. CDC also expands quality HIV/AIDS service delivery and transitions these services to local host-government ownership; implements evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs that build synergies between prevention and care and treatment programs; and conducts research and translates findings into innovative programs to help countries make data-driven decisions that maximize disease impact and cost effectiveness. CDC’s in-country presence and direct assistance to Ministries of Health is also critical for providing the leadership needed to build country capacity to lead and manage national HIV/AIDS programs. Daily mentoring to 1,200 locally employed staff by CDC’s highly trained clinicians, epidemiologists, public health advisors, health scientists, and laboratory scientists is helping to build a trained local workforce.
CDC’s Global HIV/AIDS Prevention program has seen success strengthening laboratory services, opening blood transfusion service headquarters, strengthening the global health workforce, partnering with governmental and non-governmental organizations and improving global blood safety. Learn more about our global HIV/AIDS prevention successes.
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