CDC Works To Protect Americans Through Global Health Focus

The Lancet: Global health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anne Schuchat, Jordan Tappero, and John Blandford of the CDC’s Center for Global Health

“…The world is more interconnected than ever, and weak links in public health capacity anywhere can have profound effects at distant locations. Governments have responsibilities to their citizens and other nations to detect problems rapidly, communicate promptly, and respond effectively. The CDC focuses on the protection of Americans and improvements in the health and capacity of people worldwide through partnerships with ministries of health, other U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral organizations. The goal of these efforts is to improve health and strengthen capacity while striving for a world more secure from emerging threats” (7/3).