What Is Global Health Security

The importance of global health security has never been clearer. New microbes are emerging and spreading, drug resistance is rising, and laboratories around the world could intentionally or unintentionally release dangerous microbes. Globalization of travel and trade increase the chance and speed of these risks spreading. To address these challenges, CDC is joining with other U.S. government agencies and global partners to advance a Global Health Security Agenda. The aim of this agenda is to accelerate progress toward a safe world and to promote global health security as an international priority.

CDC’s role in global health security is rooted in science and based on three concepts long embedded in the agency’s mission to protect public health worldwide:

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