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The Role of Public Health Institutions in Global Health System Strengthening Efforts: The US CDC's Perspective

  • Peter Bloland mail,

    pbb1@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Patricia Simone,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Brent Burkholder,

    Affiliation: Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Laurence Slutsker,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kevin M. De Cock

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: April 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001199

About the Authors

Peter Bloland
Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Patricia Simone, Laurence Slutsker, Kevin M. De Cock
Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Brent Burkholder
Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pbb1@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: PB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PB PS BB LS KDC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PB PS BB LS KDC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: PB PS BB LS KDC.