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Partnerships and Implementation
  Box 1
  Implementation Priorities, 2001-2002
This plan was prepared by CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases, in collaboration with other major CDC centers and programs involved in addressing emerging infectious diseases. These include the Office of Global Health, the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, the National Immunization Program, the Epidemiology Program Office, and the Public Health Practice Program Office. CDC has also worked with global organizations and agencies to develop this strategy. Web site addresses providing additional information about partner organizations and health publications and reports referred to in this document are provided in Box 2 and throughout the text of the document.
  Box 2
  Infectious Diseases Do Not Recognize Borders

The strategy will be implemented incrementally over the next five years, as funds become available, beginning with the highest priorities for 2001-2002 (Box 1). As CDC carries out this strategy, it will coordinate with foreign governments, international organizations (including WHO, the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS [UNAIDS], and the United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF]), other U.S. agencies (including USAID, the National Institutes of Health [NIH], the Food and Drug Administration [FDA], the Department of Defense [DoD], the Department of Veterans Affairs [DVA], the U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA], the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency [NASA]), professional societies, research institutions, and schools of public health, medicine, nursing, and veterinary science.

CDC will also participate in international coalitions that support disease eradication efforts and other regional and global health initiatives. These coalitions may include national and local nongovernmental organizations5 (NGOs; e.g., Rotary International and CARE), community-based and faith-based organizations, and communities of color. In addition, CDC will work closely with groups that conduct or promote regional disease surveillance, such as the Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC; see also Appendix E), and the Training in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET).

Other implementation partners include

  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that develop vaccines, drugs, and rapid diagnostic tests
  • NGOs that address related health problems (e.g., maternal and child health, environmental health, occupational health, and chronic illnesses)
  • Development agencies, development banks, foundations, and other organizations that aim to reduce poverty by reducing the incidence of endemic diseases

As emphasized in CDC’s Working with Partners To Improve Global Health: A Strategy for CDC and ATSDR11, CDC’s collaborative work overseas will be based on five approaches:

  • CDC’s activities will be rooted in sound science, bioethical principles, and local needs.
  • The primary modality for action will be through partnerships with other institutions.
  • CDC will work in technical areas in which it has established expertise and capability.
  • CDC will pursue long-term bilateral relationships, because of their enhanced productivity.
  • CDC will ensure that it has the workforce and administrative mechanisms required for full implementation of the infectious disease strategy.

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Booklet Contents
item Contributors
item Table of Contents
item Preface
item Executive Summary
item Introduction
item International Cooperation To Combat Infectious Diseases
item U.S. Investment in Global Public Health
item Protecting the health of U.S. citizens at home and abroad
item Furthering U.S. humanitarian efforts
item Providing economic and diplomatic benefits
item Enhancing security
item CDC's Role in Promoting Global Public Health
item An evolving mission
item Vision for the Future
item Partnerships and Implementation
item Priorities and Objectives
1. International Outbreak Assistance
item Objectives
2. A Global Approach to Disease Surveillance
item Objectives
3. Applied Research on Diseases of Global Importance
item Objectives
4. Application of Proven Public Health Tools
item Objectives
5. Global Initiatives for Disease Control
item Objectives
6. Public Health Training and Capacity Building
item Objectives
item List of Boxes
item Acronyms
item Appendix A
item Appendix B
item Appendix C
item Appendix D
item Appendix E
item Acknowledgments
item References

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