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2017 DGHP By the Numbers

Highlights from the Division of Global Health Protection

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  • 25 countries supported in building or strengthening their National Public Health Institutes
  • ~80 public health managers trained to make effective decisions through IMPACT
  • 10 countries reducing cardiovascular disease through the HEARTS technical package


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  • 1800+ Frontline disease detectives trained in health security partner countries
  • ~300 events of public health importance tracked by global disease detection systems
  • 40 countries received technical assistance in surveillance, epidemiology, research, and laboratory systems to identify and contain outbreaks


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  • 140+ mobilizations of CDC’s Global Rapid Response Team to more than 50 countries
  • 550+ outbreaks investigated by FETP-trained disease detectives
  • 150+ outbreak responses in 14 countries supported by GDD Centers


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  • ~60% of completed Joint External Evaluations received support from CDC experts
  • 17 One Health Prioritization Workshops supported to help countries identify their biggest zoonotic threats
  • 200+ scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals used data to inform public health action