CDC health projects improve disease detection and control
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) global health security (GHS) projects on early disease detection, response and prevention in Uganda and Vietnam have resulted in improvements in those areas.
This was revealed in an article published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by CDC on January 30. For six months (March to September 2013) CDC and the ministries of health worked to strengthen disease detection and response capacities at local, regional and national levels, as well as at designated international ports, airports and ground crossings.
The projects, piloted in 17 districts including Abim, Kaabong, Kotido and Mbale, worked to modernize diagnostic testing for high-risk pathogens, develop real-time information systems for faster outbreak response and improve emergency operation procedures.