International Emerging Infections Program

Posted on Październik 1, 2008


The collaboration between Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MPHSA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was initiated in 2006 to establish the International Emerging Infections Program (IEIP) in Guatemala.

Based in Guatemala City and headquartered on the campus of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), the IEIP-Guatemala is part of a long-standing public health collaboration beginning with the Medical Entomology Research and Training Unit/Guatemala (MERTU/G). MERTU/G was established in 1978 under a tripartite agreement with the UVG, the Guatemalan Ministry of Health, and the Division of Parasitic Diseases at CDC. IEIP-Guatemala has a defined mission to strengthen capacity to identify and control emerging infections of regional and global significance. To fulfill this mission, IEIP-Guatemala focuses on the five core IEIP pillars of activity – surveillance, outbreak support, research, training, and networking.
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