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Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development 2008 annual report
  • Published Date:
    April 2009
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    Based in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.A.), the Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development (DGPHCD) is part of the Coordinating Office for Global Health at the U .S . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development (DGPHCD) 2008 Annual Report is the fourth annual report. Over the past year, we have been actively involved in developing or sustaining programs that fulfill our mission to strengthen public health systems and develop the health workforce using solid science and innovative programs . We have been engaged with Ministries of Health (MOHs) and other partners to build sustainable capacity that meets the unique national health priorities of the countries where we work . For example, in 2008, we have made steady progress in getting ready to implement new regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs (FELTPs) in Central Africa, West Africa, and the South Caucasus, as well as programs in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania. We are also seeing innovations in the structure of our FELTPs . To address the growing threat of zoonotic diseases worldwide, we are adding for the first time a veterinary track to the South Caucasus and the Nigeria programs . Residents of these programs can elect to specialize in one of three tracks: field epidemiology, public health laboratory management, or veterinary epidemiology. Another major component of our work resides in helping countries develop or strengthen the management skills of their public health leaders . Through strategic partnerships with public health training institutions, faculty development in our Management for International Public Health course, and technical program assistance, we develop leadership and management programs for public health professionals . These programs combine experiential training and supervised applied management improvement projects to help public health professionals acquire the knowledge and skills needed to improve organizational performance, shape the public health agenda, and strengthen public health practice in their countries . We are currently supporting leadership and management development programs in eight countries (i .e ., Botswana, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam) . In addition, we are working closely with the African Field Epidemiology Network to develop a Center of Excellence for Management to serve as a hub for the Management Capacity Building Program . The center will be located at the University of Ghana in Accra.
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