Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director of CDC’s Center for Global Health (CGH) [LINK], joins this episode to discuss their recently published Outbreaks Report [LINK]and the important work CGH is doing around the world. She highlights several of the Center’s programs, including the Field Epidemiology Training Program which has taught over 18,000 Disease Detectives to lead prevention, detection and response in more than 90 countries. Now the most experienced of those countries have begun to mentor others through crises.
Dr. Martin goes on to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the Center’s programs, especially critical initiatives like measles and polio vaccination. She describes the Center’s mission as “working globally to domestically.” The symbiotic nature of that mission has become increasingly apparent during this pandemic, as the lessons learned abroad are now helping to inform the response to COVID-19 at home.
GHC3 is a division of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI). The Center for Global Health Innovation is an Atlanta based 501(c)3 organization that was launched in 2019 to bring together diverse Global Health, Health Technology and Life Sciences entities to collaborate, innovate and activate solutions to enhance human health outcomes around the world. At its core, CGHI will orchestrate programs that promote cross discipline cooperation to strengthen capabilities, accelerate problem solving and respond to global health crises. The Center will continue to support its subsidiary organizations, Georgia Bio and Georgia Global Health Alliance and is standing up a permanent Global Health Crisis Coordination Center to bringing to bear the best private sector and public sector capabilities and experience in times of need.