Global Health Security: Response

CDC aims to RESPOND rapidly and effectively to biological threats of international concern.

This is achieved through the following objectives:

Response to diphtheria outbreak in Bondowoso District - East Java, Indonesia, June 2011. (Photo by Friskila Damaris Silitonga)

Response to diphtheria outbreak in Bondowoso District - East Java, Indonesia, June 2011. (Photo by Friskila Damaris Silitonga)

  1. Developing an interconnected global network of Emergency Operations Centers and multi-sectorial response to biological incidents
    • Promote establishment of Emergency Operations Centers.
    • Create/strengthen trained, functioning, multi-sectorial rapid response teams with access to a real-time information system and capacity to attribute the source of an outbreak.
  2. Improving global access to medical and non-medical countermeasures during health emergencies
    • Strengthen capacity to produce or procure personal protective equipment, medications, vaccines, and technical expertise.
    • Enhance capacity to plan for and deploy non-medical countermeasures.
    • Strengthen policies and operational frameworks to share public and animal health and medical personnel and countermeasures with partners.

Examples of CDC Response Efforts

Page last reviewed: December 23, 2014
Content source: Global Health