Areas We Strengthen

In its work around the world, DGHP primarily works to strengthen six areas: workforce development, surveillance, laboratories, emergency preparedness and response, partnerships, and research. Learn more about each area on the pages below.


Contact tracing using tablet in Monrovia. Photo: David Snyder, CDC Foundation

Gathering, analyzing, and sharing disease data

Workforce Development

Team leader Tulseef with Waseem, randomly selecting households for interview from the village leaders list in a remote village in the Kashmir Valley in November 2015.

Developing expertise to track and contain threats


Indian laboratorian at work with cell culture. Photo: CDC India

Detecting and identifying public health threats

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Training on the use of personal protective equipment. Photo: RTI International

Supporting faster, smarter action in emergencies


Local health worker demonstrating electronic surveillance system to CDC's Fanny Koroma (in blue) during a field site visit. Photo: Julia Chen

Collaborating with countries and other global partners

Science, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Applied Research

Orthopox field team processing small mammal samples in Akhmeta municipality, Georgia. Photo: Giorgi Maghlakelidze

Conducting scientific research and evaluation