Securing Global Health and America’s Preparedness

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CDC secures global health and America’s preparedness by revitalizing our public health infrastructure, stopping the spread of contagions and vector-borne diseases, and addressing bioterrorism threats.

Our job is to prevent, detect, and respond to diseases wherever they are to save lives and so that diseases don’t come into the United States. With vaccination coverage, we have the ability to reduce the impact of pandemics, prevent diseases like measles, and get to zero countries with crippling polio.

Additionally, CDC plays a leading role in implementing the Global Health Security Agendaexternal icon, a global effort to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. We work directly with partner country governments to strengthen public health systems and reduce the risk of infectious disease outbreaks.

Page last reviewed: December 10, 2020