Snapshot of CGH Accomplishments in 2017

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Supported life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) for 7.3 million men, women, and children living with HIV, and supported life-saving ART for more than 388,000 children under the age of 15 around the world.

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Mobilized “rapid response teams” of CDC experts over 240 times to support emergency response in 50+ countries across the globe.

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Monitored and stopped dangerous health threats, tracking nearly 340 events of public health importance through surveillance systems that operate 24/7.

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Responded to outbreaks of circulating vaccine- derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Managed the release of otherwise unavailable, life- saving medications for 150 patients in the United States with parasitic infections.


Conducted more than 6,700 diagnostic tests for parasitic diseases and responded to more than 6,300 hotline inquiries, providing advice on diagnosis and treatment to healthcare providers, blood banks, and other essential healthcare facilities, as well as advice on preventing malaria among travelers.

“There is ample evidence that our work in 2017 saved lives and made Americans safer by ensuring the world as a whole is more prepared and better equipped to stop disease threats at the earliest possible moment.”

– Dr. Rebecca Martin

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