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CDC leverages its core strengths to advance four overarching global health goals:
1) improving the health and well-being of people around the world,
2) improving capabilities for preparing for and responding to infectious diseases and emerging health threats,
3) building country public health capacity, and
4) maximizing organizational capacity.
 

To learn more about these goals and our vision, see our global strategy.

 
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The most effective and least expensive way to protect Americans from diseases and other health threats that begin overseas is to stop them before they spread to our shores. CDC works 24/7 to protect the American people from disease both in the U.S. and overseas. CDC detects and controls outbreaks at their source, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. In addition, fighting diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB help reduce poverty and strengthen political stability in developing countries.

For more than 60 years, CDC has used its scientific expertise to help people throughout the world live healthier, safer, longer lives. CDC's Center for Global Health coordinates and manages the agency's resources and expertise to address global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, emergency and refugee health, non-communicable diseases, injuries, and more.

Making a Difference

Blog

Working collaboratively to support Ebola response efforts in Sierra Leone

In late November 2014, during the peak of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, I was deployed to Sierra Leone to support CDC’s Ebola response efforts...
Posted Mar. 31, 2015

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What You REALLY Need to Know about Ebola

Find out what you really need to know about Ebola and the outbreak in West Africa...

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CDC Launches FETP-STEP in Cote d’Ivoire and Other High-risk Unaffected Countries in West Africa

Although significant progress has been made in controlling the spread of Ebola in West Africa, CDC remains vigilant...

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Ebola in West Africa

CDC Ebola Updates


Latest Outbreak Info

The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Worldwide, the World Health Organization has reported 25,213 cases of Ebola and 10,460 deaths. CDC and partners are working together to stop the epidemic…read more

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  • Page last updated: March 31, 2015
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