Infographic: Impact by the Numbers

CDC CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH: 2018 IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

Workforce and Presence

  • Over 1,800 staff in 59 country offices
  • Approximately 1,000 staff in the US

Outbreaks and Emergency Response

  • 3,680+ combined days CDC experts deployed to support emergency responses
  • 139 international public health events monitored and reported
  • 220 threats across the globe investigated through the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

Ebola

  • Provided technical support to improve strategies for implementing Ebola vaccination, with 53,000+ people receiving Ebola vaccine

Vaccines

  • 60 new vaccines ­­introduced in 48 countries, including hepatitis B, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), rubella, and rotavirus

Measles

  • 22 global measles outbreaks tracked through the Global Disease Detection Operations Center
  • Supported 15 measles outbreak countries and immunization activities in 4 non-outbreak countries, leading to more than 119 million people vaccinated globally

HIV and TB

  • Provided life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) for 8.2 million men, women, and children living with HIV globally
  • Identified an additional 1.7 million people living with HIV globally
  • Supported TB screening for 6.5 million people living with HIV

*Through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Parasitic Diseases and Malaria

  • Provided otherwise unavailable life-saving medications for 97 US patients with parasitic infections
  • Conducted 6,400+ diagnostic tests for parasitic diseases
  • Responded to 5,100+ hotline inquiries

Polio

  • Polio remains endemic in only 3 countries
  • Polio cases decreased from more than 350,000 per year in 1988 to 33 in 2018
  • Immunized more than 2.5 billion children against polio since 1988, with the cooperation of 200 countries and 20 million volunteers
Page last reviewed: May 29, 2019
Content source: Global Health