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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

A Life Dedicated to Public Health Service

In January 2010, Diane Caves was on a 3-week assignment from CDC to improve HIV/AIDS programs in Haiti when the massive 7.0 earthquake struck, killing her and 230,000 others on the island...
Posted Jan. 12, 2015

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Haiti: Building Back Better

More than 200,000 people died and over 2 million Haitains became homeless after the 2010 earthquake.

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Haiti Earthquake: Remembering help and hope 5 years on

January 12 marks five years since Haiti was hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. More than 200,000 lives were lost and another 2 million people were displaced...

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 21,794 cases of Ebola and 8,683 deaths. CDC and partners are working together to stop the epidemic…read more

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  • Page last updated: January 20, 2015
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