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Building Capacity to Improve Health
Through collaboration with our partners, the Division of
International Health (DIH) provides ministries with the means to build
their own capacity to improve public health. We provide training and
capacity building to assess disease surveillance and improve
intervention programs by helping to conduct training programs for
Our Vision: Effective health systems that support the
well-being of communities around the world.
Our Mission: Work with partners to strengthen capacity of countries around the world
to improve public health.
During the last 24 years, we have worked with international partners to build
28 long-term applied public health training programs in their countries.
of these programs have had a CDC resident advisor for one year or
(77%) no longer need external technical assistance and
their grants closed out. Of these, eighteen (90%)
continue to produce graduates, while only two
To date, the mean age of sustained programs is 12 years.
Seven programs (27%) were started after 1998 and are still in
As of 2003, more than
1500 persons have graduated from DIH-related
programs and 289 are currently in training.
More than 95% of graduates are still working in public health
creating and implementing surveillance and intervention programs.
- Resident advisors are currently
in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Jordan, China, India
Read more about what we do and how we work.