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Volume 23, Supplement—December 2017
Global Health Security Supplement

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 4

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

GHSA target and CDC-supported accomplishments
Related JEE indicators (12)
No. countries
Public health EOC functioning according to minimum common standards
Strategic planning and assessment
Identified national policies, legal authorities, and gaps for the conduct of public health emergency response P.1.1, P.1.2, R.1.1, R.1.2, R.2.1, R.2.2, R.2.4 17
Assessed baseline of national public health emergency management capacities R.1.2, R.2.1 14
Documented national priority public health threats or completed risk assessment D.2.3, R.1.2 9
EOC facility
Obtained buy-in from country leadership for permanent EOC facility and associated program R.2.1, R.2.2 15
Identified facility location or funding mechanisms for EOC R.2.2 16
Developed EOC policies, plans, protocols, or standard operating procedures R.2.2, R.2.4 15
Multisectoral coordination
Operationalized multisectoral One Health mechanisms to limit animal-to-human spillover of zoonotic diseases P.4.3, P.2.1 9
Initiated activities to strengthen response coordination (e.g., through MOUs) across public health, animal health, law enforcement, and other sectors R.3.1, R.1.1, P.2.1, P.4.3, PoE.2 12
Identified points of contact and informal process for communication and information-sharing across public health, animal health, law enforcement, and other sectors R.3.1, P.4.3, P.2.1, PoE.2 13
Improved logistics planning to deploy staff, medicines, and supplies during a public health emergency
R.4.1, R.4.2, R.1.1, PoE.1
Trained EOC staff capable of activating a coordinated emergency response within 120 minutes of the identification of a public health emergency
Strategic planning and assessment
Identified needs for core public health emergency management staff R.2.1, D.4.1, R.1.1 15
Assessed baseline capacity of partnering agencies for response to a biologic threat P.2.1, R.3.1 12
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; GHSA, Global Health Security Agenda; JEE, Joint External Evaluation tool; MOU, memo of understanding.

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

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