What We Do
CDC opened an office in India in 2001 to help the Department of AIDS Control (DAC) fight the HIV epidemic concentrated in key populations (for example – people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, and commercial sex workers). CDC’s work focuses on HIV prevention, care and treatment, strengthening surveillance and health information systems, building laboratory capacity, quality assurance for blood safety, early infant diagnosis, and reducing HIV stigma.
CDC provides technical assistance for TB control efforts in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO) of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Government of India. CDC’s TB technical officer based in India provides support for TB/HIV co-infection programs, the improvement of laboratory capacity, the implementation of drug-resistant diagnostic and treatment programs, and the enhancement of public-private partnerships. Other areas of focus include the development of a nationwide TB Drug Resistance Survey to learn more about the spread of the disease, and expanding current TB programs that are working well.
Discover more about CDC’s work in India by viewing our detailed country profilepdf icon.
More information about TB in India is available online at WHO’s TB Country Profilesexternal icon.
More information about CDC’s global health work in India is available online CDC in India.