CGH Looking Forward

 (CDC) is helping to build local laboratory capacity, for purposes of rapid diagnosis

With pipette in hand, at work in her laboratory, this is one way in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is helping to build local laboratory capacity, for purposes of rapid diagnosis, which is key to a quick response during a disease outbreak. Photo courtesy: Victor Balaban

In 2017, dedicated staff across CGH worked with singular focus to protect the health of Americans and to save lives at home and abroad. This brief cross-section of work performed by CGH in 2017 provides only a hint of the fuller portrait of CDC’s on-the-ground efforts and expertise worldwide over the last year.

In 2018 and beyond, CGH will use proven interventions, data driven strategies, and state-of- the-art methods for detecting, responding, and preventing disease threats wherever they occur.

In 2018, CGH experts will continue to use science, deep experience, and world-recognized expertise to address key global public health challenges.

CDC’s 2018-2021 global health strategic framework will drive measurable, sustained progress in the highest impact areas based on the burden of diseases, the likelihood of impact, and the economic consequences of not being adequately prepared to address a range of public health threats in the next four years.

This revised global health strategy brings us together as One CDC. Our focus on protecting Americans worldwide will lead to positive and lasting improvement in global public health in 2018.

CDC’s global health mission is to improve the health, safety, and security of Americans while reducing morbidity and mortality worldwide. The agency does this through its unique technical skills, scientific knowledge and research, collaborative partnerships, and evidence-based, global public health action. CDC executes its global health vision and mission by focusing on three key goal areas: 1) achieving measurable global health impact,
2) assuring global health security, and 3) providing world-renowned public health science leadership.

All countries should have the capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to any public health event. Continuing to act on a shared purpose in 2018 moves us closer and faster to strengthening CDC’s strategic and technical role in global health relationships. This One CDC approach helps us achieve and sustain CDC’s global health goals and achieve success.

In 2018, CDC will continue its efforts to stop public health threats at their source to keep Americans safe at home and while traveling and living abroad – including military personnel deployed worldwide. This will improve global public health and economic stability, which protect Americans and foster safe, secure, and healthy societies worldwide.

CDC will continue to work with its partners to maximize health impact and to prevent disease among people in the United States and around the world. These collaborative partnerships combine technical skills, scientific knowledge, and research, which result in evidence-based, global public health action.

CDC fosters health diplomacy through these longstanding bilateral and multilateral partnerships. The individual strengths of the CDC’s diverse partners are crucial to our shared goal of having a sustainable and measurable positive health impact around the globe.

In 2018 and beyond, CGH will work to realize disease- specific goals, such as UNAIDS 95-95-95 to fight HIV/AIDS, to eliminate TB by 2035, and to move closer to eradicating polio and Guinea worm disease. That same determination and expertise will be applied to controlling measles and rubella, malaria and other parasitic diseases, and to ensuring continued progress to strengthen global health security.

CGH will continue to be ready 24/7 to save lives and to keep Americans safe and secure, to prevent diseases from spreading in the United States, and to reduce the economic impact of disease outbreaks worldwide.

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Page last reviewed: May 22, 2018
Content source: Global Health