Global Health Security: Detection
CDC aims to DETECT threats early, including detecting, characterizing, and transparently reporting emerging biological threats at the earliest possible moment.
This is achieved through the following objectives:
Launching, strengthening and linking global networks for real-time biosurveillance
- Promote the establishment of national and sub-national monitoring systems that can predict and identify infectious disease threats.
- Create and strengthen interoperable, networked information-sharing platforms and bioinformatic systems.
- Create and strengthen networks that link to regional disease detection hubs.
Strengthening the global norm of rapid, transparent reporting and sample sharing in the event of health emergencies of international concern
- Strengthen capabilities for accurate and transparent reporting to the World Health Organization (WHO)external icon, World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)external icon, and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)external icon during emergencies, with rapid sample and reagent sharing between countries and international organizations.
Developing and deploying novel diagnostics and strengthening laboratory systems
- Strengthen country and regional capacity at the point-of-care and point-of-need to enable accurate, timely collection and analysis of information, and laboratory systems capable of safely and accurately detecting all major dangerous pathogens with minimal bio-risk.
Training and deploying an effective biosurveillance workforce
- Build capacity for a trained and functioning biosurveillance workforce, with trained disease detectives and laboratory scientists.