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CDC Activities Around the World

 Two girls in Kenya during the Horn of Africa famine

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.

Illustration of a house with leaves above itEnvironmental Health

Photo of field worker training two people in the fieldField Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FETP)
See also Program Summary

Folic Acid-Preventable Neural Tube Defects
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Photo of three investigators in full-body white suitsGlobal Disease Detection (GDD)
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Photo of a computer mouseGlobal Public Health Informatics Programs(GPHIP)
See also Program Summary

Photo of tomatoesGlobal Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)
See also Program Summary

Picture of a globeGlobal Health Security

Photo of a cruise shipGlobal Migration and Quarantine

Photo of people working in the field Health Systems Strengthening
See also Program Summary

Picture of a red HIV/AIDS ribbonHIV/AIDS
See also Program Summary

Photo of an intravenous needle for vaccinationImmunization
See also Program Summary

Picture of H1N1 influenza virusInfluenza
See also Program Summary

Map of AfricaIntegrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)
See also Program Summary

Photo of a refugee camp in the desertInternational Emergency and Refugee Health
See also Program Summary

Illustration of a stalk of wheatInternational Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program
See also Program Summary

Photo of a mosquitoMalaria
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Picture of the measles virusMeasles, Rubella, and CRS

Photo of palm treesNeglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
See also Program Summary

Investigating Nodding Syndrome in northern-UgandaNodding Syndrome

Picture of salt, a major contributor to hypertension, which can lead to cardiovascular disease (an NCD)Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)

Picture of a contruction worker's hard hatOccupational Safety and Health

Picture of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the parasite also known as rat lungwormParasitic Diseases

Photo of a child receiving the oral polio vaccinePolio

Photo of the results of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)PulseNet International
See also Program Summary

Photo of a pregnant womanReproductive Health
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Photo of a male-female coupleSexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
See also Program Summary

SaladSodium Reduction

Photo of a worker testing water samples in UgandaSustainable Management Development Program
See also Program Summary

Picture of a 'No Smoking' signTobacco Control
See also Program Summary

Illustration of an airplaneTravelers' Health
See also Program Summary

Illustration of a globeTuberculosis Elimination
See also Program Summary

Picture of an elderly refugee womanU.S.-Bound Refugee and Immigrant Health Activities
See also Program Summary

Map of U.S.-Mexico borderU.S.-Mexico Border Infectious Disease Activities
See also Program Summary

Photo of a manViolence Prevention
See also Program Summary

Sillhouette of a water faucetWater, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)
See also Program Summary

 
  • Page last reviewed: March 4, 2014
  • Page last updated: March 4, 2014
  • Content source: Global Health
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