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Center for Global Health (CGH): Water-Related Activities

The Center for Global Health executes CDC’s global health approach, working in partnership to assist Ministries of Health to plan, manage effectively, and evaluate health programs; achieve U.S. Government program and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets; expand CDC’s global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability, especially chronic disease and injuries; generate and apply new knowledge to achieve health goals; and strengthen health systems and their impact.

Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria

  • Partnering with the Carter Center to eliminate Guinea worm disease throughout the world in the Guinea Worm Eradication Program.
  • Investigating WASH interventions to reduce schistosomiasis, intestinal worms, trachoma, filariasis, and other neglected tropical diseases.
  • Investigating the role of storm water and combined sewer overflows in the population dynamics of mosquitoes spreading vector-borne pathogens such as West Nile virus and the spatial relationship of overflows to infected humans, reservoirs and vectors.

Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response (DGDDER)

  • Detecting and containing emerging health threats
  • Deploying CDC experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at host country requests for technical assistance and other support
  • Improving the health of populations affected by complex humanitarian emergencies.
  • Further activities discussed at CDC at Work: Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).
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