Global Health Security

More than 70% of the world remains underprepared to prevent, detect, and respond to a public health emergency.1 Through the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), CDC works with countries to strengthen public health systems and contain outbreaks at the source, before they spread into regional epidemics or global pandemics. Public health threats, health emergencies, and infectious diseases do not recognize or respect boundaries. Effective and functional public health systems in all countries reduce the risk and opportunity for health threats to affect the U.S.


1 Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)