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Volume 23, Supplement—December 2017
SUPPLEMENT ISSUE
Global Health Security Supplement
Overview

Contributions of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Implementing the Global Health Security Agenda in 17 Partner Countries

Arthur G. FitzmauriceComments to Author , Michael Mahar, Leah F. Moriarty, Maureen Bartee, Mitsuaki Hirai, Wenshu Li, A. Russell Gerber, Jordan W. Tappero, Rebecca Bunnell, and GHSA Implementation Group
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 3

Key CDC-supported accomplishments toward achieving GHSA targets related to workforce development in 17 Phase I countries, 2015–2017*

GHSA target and CDC-supported accomplishments
Related JEE indicators (12)
No. countries
Workforce including physicians, veterinarians, biostatisticians, laboratory scientists, farming and livestock professionals, and field epidemiologists who can systematically cooperate to meet relevant International Health Regulations and performance of veterinary services core competencies
Strategic planning and assessment
Created national, multisectoral workforce development strategic plan D.4.3 6
Assessed country's public health training programs, education system, and workforce gaps D.4.1, D.4.3 15
Assessed country's current status of One Health workforce P.4.2, D.4.1 8
Identified needs for core public health emergency management staff R.2.1, D.4.1, R.1.1 15
Assessed laboratory staff performance D.1.4 9
Identified staff in ministries of health, agriculture, and defense responsible for inspection or certification of laboratories for compliance with biosafety and biosecurity requirements P.6.1 8
FETP
Conducted 3-month FETP-Frontline D.4.2 15
Conducted intermediate or FETP-Advanced (6 months–2 years) D.4.2 11
Participated in FETP-Intermediate or FETP-Advanced run by another country D.4.2 6
Provided FETP to >1 staff member from >50% of subnational jurisdictions D.4.1, D.4.2 6
Integrated FETP trainees into core public health functions D.4.1, D.2.3 15
Other training
Conducted public health multidisciplinary (e.g., One Health) trainings P.4.2 13
Trained laboratory technicians D.1.1, D.1.3 17
Trained staff on biosafety and biosecurity P.6.2 15
Developed infection prevention and control training programs, including antimicrobial resistance prevention P.3.3 7
Trained community members to detect and report potential health threats D.2.1, D.3.2 14
Developed training curriculum for health systems personnel in surveillance methods and data use D.2.1, D.2.2, D.2.3, D.2.4 16
Trained surveillance staff to ensure best practices according to International Health Regulations standards D.4.1, D.2.1, D.2.2, D.2.3, D.2.4 9
Activated EOC for an exercise or real emergency response R.2.3, R.3.1 11
Trained EOC staff in public health emergency management (basic level) R.2.1, D.4.1 14
Committed to train EOC staff through CDC’s Public Health Emergency Management Fellowship R.2.1, D.4.1 16
Recruited key staff for public health emergency management R.2.1, D.4.1 13

*Countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. CDC, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EOC, Emergency Operations Center; FETP, Field Epidemiology Training Program; GHSA, Global Health Security Agenda; JEE, Joint External Evaluation tool.

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1Members of this group are listed at the end of this article.

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