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.
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.
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