Updates from the Field

Protecting Health and Building Capacity Globally

DGHP’s Updates from the Field  publication regularly shares key stories of global health protection in action.

Dr. Ern and other Thai investigators prepare a questionnaire for Myanmar migrants.

Dr. Ern and other Thai investigators prepare a questionnaire for Myanmar migrants as part of a COVID-19 outbreak investigation at the shrimp market. Photo: Rittikrai Namket, Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control

Director's Corner
RADM Nancy Knight, MD, speaks to the media with Chancellor Joe Gow of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse after touring a COVID-19 surge testing site on campus.  Photo: Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune

Watch Videoexternal icon: RADM Nancy Knight, MD discusses being better prepared for COVID-19 and the next global health emergency.

As we reflect on 2021 and the challenges we have faced as a global community amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other public health threats, we are also reminded of the advances we have made. This issue provides a glimpse into the pivotal role CDC experts play in working with ministries of health and partners worldwide to strengthen public health systems and to help close gaps in global health security during a pandemic.

Cover of updates from the field issue 30 fall 2020

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.

Cover of updates from the field issue 29 fall 2019

The Division of Global Health Protection works to protect Americans and people worldwide from public health threats. In this issue, learn how we build sustainable health systems side by side with countries and partners to achieve self-sustaining advances in global health security.

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