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GDD: A Decade of Progress in Global Disease Detection

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Global Disease Detection Program: A decade of progress in global disease detection. Snapshot of our work in global disease detection over the past 10+ years.

Global Disease Detection Program

A decade of progress in global disease detection

The following is a snapshot of our work in global disease detection over the past 10+ years. CDC is a trusted partner in advancing global health and has relationships going back decades with some collaborating countries. Through the 10 centers, GDD’s activities reach over 50 countries.

SARS

The 2003 SARS outbreak was the catalyst for the GDD program

2003

Kenya

318 Effective outbreak responses in 13 countries
20 Pathogens detected, 1 new to world
67 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
126 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
13,000 Public health officials trained

2004

Thailand

78 Effective outbreak responses in 10 countries
22 Pathogens detected, 3 new to world
45 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
95 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
19,900 Public health officials trained

Egypt

132 Effective outbreak responses in 11 countries
12 Pathogens detected, 1 new to world
67 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
82 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
13,900 Public health officials trained

2006

Guatemala

467 Effective outbreak responses in 10 countries
11 Pathogens detected new to countries within region
66 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
109 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
24,900 Public health officials trained

China

581 Effective outbreak responses in 4 countries
3 Pathogens detected new to China
17 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
182 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
17,800 Public health officials trained

Kazakhstan

106 Effective outbreak responses in 3 countries
7 Pathogens detected new to countries within region
19 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
81 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
5,300 Public health officials trained

2008

India

68 Effective outbreak responses in 1 country
13 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
5 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
1,300 Public health officials trained

2009

South Africa

41 Effective outbreak responses in 7 countries
2 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
16 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
1,300 Public health officials trained

2010

Bangladesh

117 Effective outbreak responses in 1 country
3 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
2 Pathogens detected, 1 new to the region
30 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
6,000 Public health officials trained

2011

Georgia

13 Effective outbreak responses in 3 countries
13 Lab diagnostic tests for pathogens established
1 Pathogen detected new to the world
1 Organism detected new to world
52 Field epidemiology & laboratory training program graduates
500 Public health officials trained

2013

Ebola

The GDD program supports Ebola surveillance and response efforts in West Africa and around the world

2014

Zika

The GDD program supports Zika virus disease surveillance and response efforts in the Americas and around the world

2015

To learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/healthprotection/gdd/index.html

This is not a comprehensive list of all program activities and accomplishments.

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