Updates from the Field: Protecting Health and Building Capacity Globally

Global Health Protection in Action

Supported by CDC, Vietnam’s Field Epidemiology Training Program helps Hanoi Medical University students interview contacts quarantined with COVID-19 at FPT University. Photo: Dr. Tong Thi Ha, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

Supported by CDC, Vietnam’s Field Epidemiology Training Program helps Hanoi Medical University students interview contacts quarantined with COVID-19 at FPT University. Photo: Dr. Tong Thi Ha, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

Responding to COVID-19 Through Strengthened Public Health Systems

CDC investments in global health security around the world have laid the foundation for countries to rapidly and effectively prepare for emerging infectious disease threats, including the current coronavirus outbreak. While we recognize there is still a lot of work to do, our collaborations with other nations, international organizations, and nongovernmental stakeholders, including the private sector, have ensured that many countries are much better prepared today to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks, including COVID-19, than they were several years ago. To print this issue, please use Updates from the Field Issue 30 – Print Version pdf icon[4.7MB, 20 Pages, Print Only] .

FETP residents with the Amazonas State Department of Health conducting a field investigation for COVID-19 in San Juan de Atacuari, Colombia on the Brazilian border.

FETP residents with the Amazonas State Department of Health conducting a field investigation for COVID-19 in San Juan de Atacuari, Colombia on the Brazilian border.

FETP resident wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while investigating COVID-19 in the Amazonas state of Colombia.

FETP resident wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while investigating COVID-19 in the Amazonas state of Colombia.

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