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Fall 2013 Newsletter September 25, 2013

The Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response (GDDER) protects Americans and the global community from urgent public health threats and provides public health relief for humanitarian emergencies. Activities include:

  • Detecting and containing emerging health threats
  • Deploying CDC experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at host country requests for technical assistance and other support
  • Building capacity by providing technical assistance in support of International Health Regulations (IHR)
  • Promoting policies for public health and bio-security
  • Improving the health of populations affected by complex humanitarian emergencies.

To accomplish these activities, GDDER has five primary areas of focus:

Global Disease Detection (GDD)

Develops public health capacity to rapidly detect and contain emerging health threats through establishment of GDD Regional Centers around the world.

International Emergency Refugee Health (IERH)

Improves health of populations affected by complex humanitarian emergencies and other disasters such as war, famine, and civil strife.

Global Disease Detection Operations Center

Uses non-traditional surveillance methods for early warning about international disease threats so that CDC can rapidly respond.

Global Health Security (GHS)

Leads partnership with other U.S. government entities, multilateral institutes, and international organizations to promote mutual strategies, research, and policies.

Health Systems Reconstruction (HSR)

Strengthens public health systems in need of reconstruction after disasters, focusing on immediate and long-term public health needs.

WHO Collaborating Center for International Health Regulations

CDC is an international leader for ensuring International Health Regulation (IHR) compliance and coordination.

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