Regional Collaborations: Cornerstone of Global Health Security
The global flow of information, goods, and people means that we live in an increasingly interconnected world.
But, just as people can move across countries, so too can diseases; within 36 hours a pathogen could conceivably travel from a rural village to cities on every continent.
Shared risk means shared responsibility. Today’s global health challenges require collaboration among countries. We must build regional networks, relationships, and shared assets to help nations minimize their public health risk and maximize their capacity to quickly contain threats.
In this issue of Updates from the Field, you will read how CDC has connected people and systems within different regions and around the globe. We hope you enjoy reading about our impact and that you will consider how you too can be a part of the work to create a safer, healthier world.
Learn more about how a regional approach can safeguard and improve global health security.