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The Global Immunization Division (GID) is responsible for leading National Immunization Program activities in support of global polio eradication, measles mortality reduction, regional measles elimination, and general global immunization activities including coordination of CDC’s support for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). The United States has a public health, economic, and humanitarian rationale for supporting global immunization initiatives. GID provides epidemiological, research, operational, and financial support for these global immunization activities. GID provides grants for polio and measles vaccine and operational costs for priority countries. GID works closely with United Nations agencies and private sector partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Rotary International, the United Nations Foundation, World Bank, American Red Cross (ARC), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Global Measles Branch
The Global Measles Branch (GMB) p rovides measles vaccine and auto-disable needles, syringes, and safety boxes for national campaigns to reduce measles mortality, strengthen surveillance systems for measles, rubella and other vaccine-preventable diseases, and works with partners and national governments to develop approaches and strategies to strengthen routine immunization programs. Short and long-term technical experts are assigned to the Pan American Health Organization, WHO, and UNICEF, and the American Red Cross to provide technical assistance in reducing measles mortality and to strengthen routine immunization systems globally. Consultants help to strengthen surveillance and plan measles vaccination campaigns. GMB coordinates closely with the measles laboratory in CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases to ensure that measles surveillance is supported by high quality laboratory services in national and regional settings. The GID works closely with WHO, UNICEF, ARC, UN Foundation, IFRC, and other partners to achieve measles mortality reduction and control.

Polio Eradication Branch
The Polio Eradication Branch (PEB) p rovides funding for polio vaccine and operational costs for polio eradication activities in priority countries. PEB also assigns short and long-term technical experts to WHO and UNICEF offices abroad to provide epidemiologic, programmatic, and managerial assistance to support surveillance and polio immunization campaigns. PEB coordinates closely with the polio laboratories in CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases to ensure that polio surveillance in supported by high quality laboratory services. PEB works closely with Rotary International, WHO, UNICEF, and other partners to achieve polio eradication .

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