Accession Number:

ADA526445

Title:

DoD Global Emerging Infections System Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1999

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

President Clinton recognized that the United States was inadequately prepared to address the problems of emerging infections and issued Presidential Decision Directive NSTC-7 in June 1996. This directive formally expanded the mission of the DoD to address the global threat of emerging infectious diseases. The Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System GEIS was established in 1997 as the DoD focus for responding to the directive. FY99 core Defense Health Program funding to implement the eight presidential actions of the directive was set at 3.3 million. A strategic plan specifying the DoD approaches and planned activities was published in November 1998. DoD-GEIS operates in three primary realms the Military Health System MHS, the DoD Overseas Medical Research Units, and through partnerships with other federal agencies, foreign countries, and international organizations such as the World Health Organization WHO. The regional Unified Commands CINCs are key partners in the third realm. The DoD-GEIS response to the five most relevant directives of the President follows.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE