Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP)

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Left: A community health worker on route to a home visit (Patrick Adams/RTI International); Right: Disease detective share cross-border information (Tohoun Aplahoue/RTI International)

Read about our contributions to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)

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Learn about our strong global health partnerships

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; Putting U.S. export-related jobs at risk. Global health security helps safeguard America's health and economic stability. HHS logo; CDC logo; www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/healthprotection

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.

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

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International Health Regulations

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IHR: Protecting People Every Day



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