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Global Disease Detection Program

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The Global Disease Detection Program (GDD) is a program for developing and strengthening global public health capacity to rapidly identify and contain disease threats from around the world. The program comprises both field-based and CDC-headquarters components. CDC currently operates 7 GDD Regional Centers in China, Egypt, Kenya, Guatamala, India, Kazakhstan, and Thailand. These centers work with the host country and the region to develop core capacities in the following areas: emerging infectious disease detection and response; training in field epidemiology and laboratory methods; pandemic influenza preparedness and response; zoonotic disease research and containment at the human-animal interface; health communication and information technology; and laboratory systems and biosafety.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Global Disease Detection Program: 2009 Monitoring and Evaluation Report. April 10, 2010. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/GDD/pdf/GDD_report_FF_508_52510.pdf.