Offering Health and Clinical Services that Have a Global Impact
DB’s health professionals know no borders. DB collaborates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support a variety of global health issues, such as:
– For CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Global AIDS Program (GAP), DB helped to establish technical and financial infrastructure systems for GAP’s missions to Ethiopia and Malawi. For the project, DB developed protocols to establish and maintain relationships with local organizations from the Ministry of Health to the military and local schools and hospitals and with U.S. entities. DB established and implemented monitoring and evaluation systems, including appropriate training programs, to support effective public health programs for HIV/AIDS, TB and STI in Ethiopia, and facilitated linkages to other in-country programs and organizations for sharing of monitoring and evaluation data.
– DB worked closely with Haiti’s Ministry of Health and Population and CDC to provide public health support services aimed at helping communities recover from the powerful January 2010 earthquake. DB helped strengthen the cross-cutting public health system through health information systems, public health surveillance activities, and diagnostic laboratory testing. DB collaborated with other agencies within HHS, as well as with various branches of the U.S. military and other federal and international agencies.