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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.

Research: Global Health Security and Economic Protection

Disease outbreaks can cause economic disruption. Decreasing demand for U.S. exports with illustration of ship. Putting U.S. export-related jobs at risk with illustration of warehouse and person on forklift. Global health security helps safeguard America's health and economic stability. HHS logo. CDC logo.

A recent CDC article examines how our global health work protects the health and economic wellbeing of the whole U.S., as well as individual states.

Read Global Health Security: Protecting the United States in an Interconnected World.

Learn more about CDC’s work protecting jobs and economy through Global Health Security.

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

Read our stories of regional collaboration…

An elderly woman in Vietnam pouring water with one hand and using the other to help a boy and a girl wash their hands. Photo: Scott McPherson, RTI International

Scott McPherson/RTI International