Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP)

Global health protection is about more than one country, one issue, or one pathogen. Many factors affect our health security, like infectious diseases, humanitarian crises, and the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases. No matter what the cause, the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) and its partners across CDC and the globe are working to protect health and save lives.

In the Spotlight

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boy in front of CDC surveillance truck during Ebola outbreak

David Snyder/CDC Foundation

International Health Regulations

Discover the framework behind global health security…

International Health Regulations infographic showing requirements

IHR: Protecting People Every Day


Updates from the Field

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Volunteers from the Democratic Republic of Congo deploying to support COVID-19 response in other French-speaking African countries. Photo: Africa CDC

Democratic Republic of Congo volunteers supporting COVID-19 response. Photo: Africa CDC

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