Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Features CDC & Partners’ Global COVID-19 Response

Leveraging Decades of Global Collaborations (EID)

Cover Art Credit: “The World United,” by Vasu Tolia, Detroit, MI, USA

Leveraging Decades of Global Partnerships

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have experienced firsthand how a health threat anywhere becomes a health threat everywhere.

By leveraging longstanding partnerships and adapting existing programs and public health infrastructure, CDC and partners supported countries’ efforts to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19 and increase vaccinations to prevent further infections, serious illness, and death.

Forty articles collected in a special supplement of CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal document these efforts and provide insights and lessons learned for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response as well as future pandemics, outbreaks, or emergencies.

Taken together, the compilation of studies documents CDC and partners’ response in the early phase of the pandemic and highlights the value of CDC’s longstanding partnerships and investments in global surveillance systems, disease detection, laboratory networks, emergency management, and a well-trained workforce.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases Supplement: Leveraging and Adapting Global Health Systems and Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic