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Volume 23, Supplement—December 2017
Global Health Security Supplement

Synergies between Communicable and Noncommunicable Disease Programs to Enhance Global Health Security

Deliana KostovaComments to Author , Muhammad J. Husain, David Sugerman, Yuling Hong, Mona Saraiya, Jennifer Keltz, and Samira Asma
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Opportunities to incorporate NCD activities within GHSA action packages*

GHSA category GHSA Action Package NCD-related activities in support of GHSA goals
Human papillomavirus vaccination
•Hepatitis B virus vaccination
Detect National Laboratory System Assist laboratories in integrating essential NCD testing into current systems
•Train laboratory staff on essential NCD testing
Real-Time Surveillance Integrate NCD indicators into current surveillance systems
•Support adoption of EMR
•Train staff on EMR use and NCD indicator data entry
•Implement monitoring aspects from Hearts Technical Package
•Implement Data for Health
•Support cancer registries
•Support tobacco use surveillance
•Enhance birth defects surveillance for Zika virus

Workforce Development
Expand NCD training via country-level Field Epidemiology Training Programs
•Cross-train local public health staff on NCD basics to link to current efforts, depending on local needs and capacity
•Implement workforce training aspects from Hearts Technical Package
Respond Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment Incorporate NCD treatment into public health emergency responses, as appropriate (e.g., natural disasters, refugee crisis, migration)

*EMR, electronic medical records; GHSA, Global Health Security Agenda; NCD, noncommunicable disease.

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