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What We're Doing

CDC Activities Around the World

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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 CDC's Global Health Strategy.)

Our global programs are run by world leaders in epidemiology, surveillance, informatics, laboratory systems, and other essential disciplines. Through partnerships with other countries’ ministries of health, CDC is improving the quantity and quality of critical public health services.

Currently, our global programs address over 400 diseases, health threats, and conditions that are major causes of death, disease, and disability. These programs provide a strong foundation for protecting Americans from major health threats, wherever they arise. Below is a partial list of CDC's global programs.

CDC's Global Programs

  • Page last reviewed: October 26, 2016
  • Page last updated: October 26, 2016
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