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      Under the direction of the Associate Director for Global Health, the Office of Global Health (OGH) provides leadership, policy guidance, coordination, technical expertise, and services to promote the agency’s global health initiatives. In carrying out this mission, OGH: (1) advises the CDC Director on global health issues relevant to the agency; (2) assesses evolving global health issues and, in cooperation with Ministries of Health and other appropriate institutions, identifies and develops activities to which the application of CDC’s technical expertise would be of maximum public health benefit; (3) collaborates with CDC Centers/Institute/Offices (CIO’s), other federal agencies, countries, and organizations, as appropriate, to assist CIO’s in the development of appropriate policy for global health initiatives for which they have responsibility; (4) coordinates plans for the allocation of global health resources and assists in the development of external funding sources for programs and projects; (5) coordinates cross-cutting CDC global health enterprises; (6) provides leadership in the development and implementation of the CDC Global Health Strategic Plan and guides CDC’s efforts to enhance institutional global health capacity; (7) coordinates international collaboration with external partners, including administration, budgets, and technical assistance to assure that agency obligations are met; (8) provides for the enhancement of internal and external global health partnerships; (9) coordinates the recruitment and orientation of CDC assignees to other agencies or countries; (10) stimulates research and program development through the dissemination of information acquired through on-going global health initiatives; (11) provides global health expertise to CIO international projects, as appropriate and requested by CIO’s; (12) coordinates bilateral health agreements between CDC and foreign governments; (13) administers the Exchange Visitors Program; (14) in carrying out the above responsibilities, coordinates activities with CDC/CIO’s, the Office of Public Health and Science’s Office of International and Refugee Health, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of International Affairs, other government and nongovernment organizations, and academic institutions, as appropriate.

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