Sustaining and strengthening relationships for global health security
Advancing global health security (GHS) is a collective effort. Partnerships are vital to successfully meet the Division of Global Health Protection’s (DGHP) mission, as well as programmatic and scientific goals. DGHP works with experts in different areas to cover all aspects of GHS implementation, building a robust group of professionals who are prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to global public health threats.
DGHP advances GHS through its unique capabilities and technical expertise and increases impact by working in concert with partners to strengthen critical disease prevention programs necessary for effective outbreak response. DGHP currently works in over 30 countries, providing boots on the ground, long-term technical assistance, and critical capacity-building support.
We work alongside key CDC programs, other U.S. government agencies, ministries of health, and international organizations to promote mutual strategies, research, and policies to ensure that countries around the world build core public health capacities and address gaps in emergency preparedness and response.
DGHP coordinates and collaborates with numerous partners, including:
- CDC Office of the Director and Global Health Coordination Unit
- Divisions within the Center for Global Health and with Centers across the agency
- Technical implementing partners (e.g., ministries of health)
- External partners (e.g. non-governmental organizations, international organizations, multi-lateral organizations)
Through its work and longstanding relationships with partners, DGHP maintains a strong, effective global health presence to better protect Americans and create a healthier and safer world. DGHP and its partners help host country governments develop multi-year strategic plans and work with subject matter experts to provide coordinated technical assistance.
Though CDC has more than 70 years of public health excellence, a record of trailblazing science, and evidence-based decision-making, we cannot build capacities and improve GHS alone. To advance our work, today’s global health challenges require collaboration and coordination with a wide variety of stakeholders. In addition to continually strengthening existing relationships with trusted and valued partners, our goal is to expand our network around the globe. We will continue working with our partners as we move forward, since we can accomplish so much more together.
DGHP strengthens partnerships through its programs, including:
- Emergency Response and Recovery
- Field Epidemiology Training Program
- Global Health Security Agenda
- Global Rapid Response Team
- Global Public Health Informatics
- Global Noncommunicable Disease Program
- Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT)
- National Public Health Institutes
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