Global Health Security Agenda 2020 Annual Report
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has unequivocally demonstrated that no country is fully prepared for emerging biological threats, and the risk of epidemics and pandemics to global health, security, economies, and societies is grave.
Africa CDC pandemic response initiatives expanded COVID-19 diagnostic capacity from 3 countries to 49 within 6 months. Learn why Africa CDC is a leading example of how USG investments build capacity to manage outbreaks across the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic was the first true test of Burkina Faso’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). With the support of CDC, the EOC and National Institute of Public Health played essential roles in coordinating the country’s pandemic response.
U.S. global health security investments, including two mobile labs, improved Uganda’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Strengthened lab systems and CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program helped Uganda improve its response.
CDC collaborated with the Government of Ethiopia to strengthen laboratory capacity. Ethiopia rapidly expanded testing to thousands of specimens per day and increased testing sites from one to more than 50.
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