Disease Outbreaks Endanger Lives and Jobs, But There Are Solutions

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Strengthening Global Health Security in Uganda

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Strengthening Global Health Security in Uganda
To target cohorts of critical district-level leaders and health officials in Uganda, aiming to harmonize the curricula for District Emergency Response activation with the frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program, while strengthening their respective surveillance components. This effort will incorporate both animal and human disease reporting, case management, infection prevention and control, practices to contain outbreaks at the source, electronic sample tracking and shared animal and human health surveillance and response data communications.

Strengthening Global Health Systems

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Strengthening Global Health Systems
Burkina Faso
Sierra Leone
To advance global health security by supporting an ongoing, robust Joint External Evaluation (JEE) process and a post-JEE process to mobilize funding for the global health security agenda from multilateral and other partners, and to promote public health capacity development in staff training, laboratory testing, establishment and improvement of public health surveillance systems related to cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Bill Foege: A Giant in Public Health

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Helping Secure the Globe from Outbreaks: Burkina Faso

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Technical Assistance to the World Health Organization Health Emergencies Program

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Technical Assistance to the WHO Health Emergencies Program
To support the assignment of a CDC subject matter expert to the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program to provide technical assistance and guidance to WHO regional and country offices and members states for the development of national action plans based on the needs and gaps identified in the Join External Evaluation assessments.

Ready for the Next Pandemic? We better be.

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Tom Frieden Future Leaders Fund

To honor Dr. Tom Frieden’s legacy as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in recognition of his profound impact on the health of America and the world, the CDC Foundation has launched the Tom Frieden Future Leaders Fund. This fund supports three CDC-led programs about which he cares deeply—the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and the recently-established Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellowship program. These three programs provide vital early-career training and hands-on experience for individuals interested in public health and related professions.

Dr. Tom FriedenThe CDC Foundation provided an initial lead gift of $20,000 to encourage additional support from individuals, philanthropies and the private sector.

The need for public health fellowships, training and development programs is more critical than ever, as the United States experiences an unprecedented public health workforce crisis. Some estimates indicate 250,000 more health workers are needed to maintain current capacity. A robust public health workforce is vital to ensuring the health, safety and security of America and the world.

The fund will build on Dr. Frieden’s life-saving legacy by enhancing and amplifying the impact of CDC’s PHAP, EIS and LLS programs. The goal of the fund is to fill existing gaps, increase impact and facilitate innovative opportunities in areas including enhancing program curricula and recruitment efforts; enabling involvement in emerging outbreaks for EIS teams; engaging additional expert faculty; and increasing partnerships to connect graduates with public health job needs.

Please join with the CDC Foundation to honor Dr. Frieden and ensure that future leaders have the training and support that is crucial to securing a safer, healthier world for all of us.


Dr. Tom Frieden
Tom Frieden Future Leaders Fund
United States of America
To honor Dr. Tom Frieden's life-saving legacy by enhancing and amplifying the impact of three CDC-led program focused on developing future health leaders. These programs include CDC's Public Health Associate Program, the Epidemic Intelligence Service and the Laboratory Leadership Service fellowship program.
Multiple individuals and organizations
CDC Office Of State, Tribal, Local & Territorial Public Health Support, CDC Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services

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