The article elucidates how the historian’s role of archiving details of response efforts can help the international public health community to share lessons learned and contribute to lower morbidity and mortality among those affected by emergencies. The team worked with DGHP’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, and has been engaged with recent outbreak responses, including Zika and Ebola. This experience contributed both to the inception of the article and the work.
CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) works 24/7 to protect Americans from dangerous health threats around the world. Scientists and “boots on the ground” frontline responders help contain outbreaks overseas so they don’t reach our shores.