CDC Core Global Programs Leveraged for COVID-19

CDC Core Global Programs Leveraged for COVID-19 Infographic

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CDC core global programs leveraged for COVID-19 response

  • In early 2020, CDC country offices leveraged available assets toward the COVID-19 response.
  • 1,800+ CDC staff serving across 60+ countries.

40 YEARS of Field Epidemiology Training Programs

  • Many FETP graduates support and coordinate national country COVID-19 responses.
  • OVER 80 countries with CDC supported FETP frontline, intermediate, or advanced programs.
  • 20,500 trained disease detectives.

18 YEARS of U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief*

  • 20,000 health facilities.
  • 73% of CDC’s overseas staff.
  • 2,000 laboratories.
  • *CDC’s longstanding investments through PEPFAR – in laboratory science, in surveillance and health information systems, in building healthcare workforce and community capacity – better prepared us to respond to COVID-19 in the countries where we work.

23 YEARS of STOP Program (STOP)

  • 23 years supporting polio eradication and building immunization capacity worldwide.
  • 270 STOP Program consultants worked on COVID-19 in 47 countries.
  • 119,000 country public health workers trained by STOP consultants on COVID-19 response activities.

Global Influenza Surveillance and Research Platforms

  • 23 special COVID-19 projects in 21 COUNTRIES, including COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness evaluations.
  • More than 1,900 Influenza SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex Assay kits to 151 laboratories in 134 countries, corresponding to 960,000+ tests.
  • 35 staff in 12 countries support respiratory disease surveillance and programs.
Page last reviewed: March 17, 2022
Content source: Global Health