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CDC Releases Global Health Strategy 2012-2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its Global Health Strategy 2012-2015 (.pdf), which “outlines how CDC will leverage its core strengths to advance four overarching global health goals: improving the health and well-being of people around the world, improving capabilities for preparing and responding to infectious diseases and emerging health threats, building country public health capacity and maximizing organizational capacity,” according to the strategy website (7/13). “This strategy provides a clear definition of CDC’s role in global health and will enable the agency to respond effectively to the evolving environment, including through increased linkages and collaborations between CDC’s domestic and global experts,” according to an email announcement (7/13).

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