Today, we have more tools than ever before to fight HIV and TB. CDC is focused on turning the tide on these diseases worldwide, but this requires collaboration and investment from all corners of the global public health community including civil society, faith-based organizations, the private sector, governments, and international partners.
CDC works with partners in the following ways:
- Ministries of Health – CDC works side by side with Ministries of Health in more than 50 countries to increase their capacity to implement public health programs, strengthen epidemiology and surveillance, and build health management information and laboratory systems that span multiple diseases.
- Global Public Health Organizations – CDC provides technical assistance and programmatic support to global public health organizations to prevent and treat HIV and TB worldwide.
- World Health Organization (WHO) – CDC supports WHO by providing technical expertise to develop programmatic and policy guidance in the areas of blood safety, counseling and testing, male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and laboratory capacity building.
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – CDC provides technical expertise and programmatic support to guide efforts against HIV worldwide, as well as the tracking, monitoring, and evaluation of the epidemic. CDC works with UNAIDS to develop guidelines on health policy and implementation issues such as data confidentiality and security.
- Faith-Based Organizations – CDC works with faith-based organizations to reach the populations most affected by HIV and TB. These organizations have played an important role in addressing social challenges, and are firmly planted in communities with trusted relationships allowing for the increased ability to provide quality care for those in need.
- Civil Society Organizations – CDC provides technical assistance to increase the capacity of civil society organizations who have long-term credibility with the populations being served. This credibility helps to strengthen the impact and reach of efforts to prevent and treat HIV and TB globally.
- Public Private Partnerships – CDC combines resources from the public sector with resources from the private sector to maximize efforts in the development of sustainable HIV and TB programs in various countries. These partnerships leverage the ability to provide effective and efficient care around the world.
By working together, we can continue to provide effective HIV and TB prevention, treatment, and care to millions as we strengthen communities and health systems to meet both today’s and tomorrow’s global health challenges.