[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 23, Supplement—December 2017 / Research
Global Disease Detection—Achievements in Applied Public Health Research, Capacity Building, and Public Health Diplomacy, 2001–2016
Carol Y. Rao , Grace W. Goryoka, Olga L. Henao, Kevin R. Clarke, Stephanie J. Salyer, and Joel M. Montgomery
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.Y. Rao, G.W. Goryoka, O.L. Henao, K.R. Clarke, S.J. Salyer, J.M. Montgomery); Emory University, Atlanta (G.W. Goryoka)
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established 10 Global Disease Detection (GDD) Program regional centers around the world that serve as centers of excellence for public health research on emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. The core activities of the GDD Program focus on applied public health research, surveillance, laboratory, public health informatics, and technical capacity building. During 2015–2016, program staff conducted 205 discrete projects on a range of topics, including acute respiratory illnesses, health systems strengthening, infectious diseases at the human–animal interface, and emerging infectious diseases. Projects incorporated multiple core activities, with technical capacity building being most prevalent. Collaborating with host countries to implement such projects promotes public health diplomacy. The GDD Program continues to work with countries to strengthen core capacities so that emerging diseases can be detected and stopped faster and closer to the source, thereby enhancing global health security.
Keywords: Emerging Diseases; Infectious Diseases; Global Health; Public Health; International Cooperation.