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[FR Doc. 2013–29070 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772–76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 78 FR 70049–70057, dated November 22, 2013) is amended to reflect the reorganization of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Section C–B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows: Delete in its entirety the mission and function statements for the Center for Global Health (CW) and insert the following: Center for Global Health (CW): (1) Leads the coordination and execution of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) global health strategy; (2) works in partnership to assist ministries of health to build capacity, maximize public health impact and promote country ownership and sustainability; (3) achieves U.S. government and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets; (4) strengthens CDC’s global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability, including chronic disease and injuries; (5) generates and applies new knowledge to achieve health goals; and (6) strengthens health systems and their impact. Office of the Director (CWA): (1) Provides strategic direction and guidance on the execution of CDC’s global health strategy, including decision-making, policy development and program planning and evaluation; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 (2) leads divisions in implementing public health programs and ensures the impact and effectiveness of administration initiatives, Congressionally-mandated programs and other public health programs; (3) serves as the lead for coordination of CDC global programs and cross-cutting areas of global public health; (4) harmonizes CDC global health priorities with host country priorities and works with ministries of health to improve essential public health functions, maximize positive health outcomes and promote country ownership and sustainability; (5) provides leadership and direction to all CDC country directors in their role as a senior CDC representative with the U.S. Embassy and ministry of health and in implementing CDC’s global health strategy in country; (6) measures the performance of CDC’s global health programs in terms of public health impact and fiscal accountability; (7) provides scientific leadership in developing and implementing evidencebased public health interventions and promotes best scientific practice; (8) facilitates the conduct and maintenance of ethical and high quality, scientific investigations by implementing regulatory requirements, monitoring human subjects compliance and clearing scientific products; (9) harmonizes CDC’s global laboratory activities to strengthen laboratory capacity globally; (10) promotes the introduction of innovative technologies and approaches to improve the diagnostic and screening capability of programs to better detect and respond to emerging pathogens; (11) provides leadership to promote growth and improvement of CDC global health programs; (12) works with divisions to strengthen surveillance systems to analyze, measure and evaluate the global burden and distribution of disease; (13) promotes scientific innovation and advances in global health surveillance, epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation, and informatics; (14) provides leadership and coordination for CDC’s global health security programs, policy and partnerships; (15) provides leadership on issues management, budget formulation and performance integration and country-specific issues through triaging to programs; (16) coordinates prioritization and planning for visits of high level officials to CDC and other strategic engagements; (17) participates in defining, developing, shaping and implementing U.S. global health policy and actions; (18) manages inter-governmental and external affairs PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73543 and cultivates strategic partnerships; (19) plans and executes CDC’s global health communications strategy and public affairs media response/outreach; (20) provides oversight, guidance and accountability for all operations functions, human resources, workforce management, budget formulation and distribution, extramural reviews and processing, internal and domestic travel and property management responsibilities of the Center for Global Health (CGH); (21) develops and maintains an effective global health workforce for CDC through strategic and innovative personnel solutions, policies and training initiatives, while demonstrating accountability for personnel resources and results of human capital investment; (22) provides leadership and guidance on informatics, information technology systems implementation, security, governance and planning for CGH and CDC country offices; and (23) develops standardized management processes and solutions for CDC country offices. Delete in its entirety the mission and function statements for the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development (CWF) and the Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response (CWJ). After the mission and function statement for the Global Immunization Division (CWK), insert the following: Division of Global Health Protection (CWL): (1) Provides country-based and international coordination for disease detection, International Health Regulations (IHR) implementation and public health emergency response; (2) leads the agency’s efforts to address the public health emergency continuum from prevention, to detection, to response and finally through postemergency health systems recovery; (3) provides epidemic intelligence and response capacity for early warning about international disease threats and coordinates with partners throughout the U.S. government as well as international partners to provide rapid response; (4) provides resources and assists in developing country-level epidemiology, laboratory and other capacity to ensure country emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks and incidents of local importance as well as international importance; (5) in coordination and communication with other CDC Centers, Institute, or Offices (CI0s), leads CDC activities on global Non-Communicable Disease; and (6) collaborates with other divisions in CDC, federal agencies, international agencies, partner countries and nongovernmental organizations assisting ministries of health to build public E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 73544 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices health capacity for addressing communicable diseases and NonCommunicable Diseases (NCDs). Office of the Director (CWL1): (1) Provides leadership, management and oversight for all division activities; (2) develops the division’s overall strategy and division policies on planning, evaluation, management and operations; (3) coordinates with CGH and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer on budget and spending; (4) ensures that CGH strategies are executed by the division and aligned with overall CDC goals; (5) ensures that division activities in the field are well coordinated with the CDC country office and support a ‘‘one-CDC’’ approach at the country level; (6) ensures scientific quality, ethics and regulatory compliance; (7) evaluates strategies, focus and prioritization of branch research, program and budget activities; (8) coordinates division policy and communication activities including liaise with other CDC policy and communications offices and those of our partner agencies; (9) develops and promotes partnerships with both national and international organizations, including other U.S. government agencies, in support of division activities; (10) serves as a liaison and coordinates with other CDC offices engaged in global activities in communicable diseases and NCDs; (11) leads CDC NCD strategic planning and prioritization and coordinates planning and communication with external stakeholders around global NCDs; (12) provides technical assistance, subject matter expertise and engages in program development and implementation of select cross-cutting or priority global NCD project areas; (13) provides CDC leadership on the development of National Public Health Institutes (NPHI); (14) ensures coordination of division’s overall activities with subject matter experts (SME) across CDC; and (15) fosters an integrated and collaborative approach to research, program and policy activities. Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (CWLB): (1) Coordinates, supervises and monitors CDC’s work in international emergency settings and in refugee or displaced populations in collaboration with other U.S. government agencies (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and Department of State), United Nations agencies and nongovernmental organizations; (2) provides direct technical assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and emergency-affected populations in the field, focusing on rapid health and nutrition assessments, public health surveillance, assessment of public health threats and prioritization of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 public health interventions, epidemic investigations, communicable disease prevention and control and supports program implementation and program evaluation; (3) develops and implements operational research projects aimed at developing the most effective public health interventions for populations in emergency settings; (4) plans, implements, and evaluates training courses and workshops to help strengthen CDC technical capacity in emergency and post-emergency public health, as well as that of other U.S. government agencies, international, non-governmental, other organizations and schools of public health; (5) develops technical guidelines on public health issues associated with international complex humanitarian emergencies; (6) serves as the CDC liaison to maintain strong working relationships with other international, bilateral and non-governmental relief organizations involved with humanitarian emergencies; (7) supports CDC’s post-earthquake health systems reconstruction work in Haiti to help achieve agency objectives in Haiti and Haiti’s public health legacy goals; (8) systematically applies the agency’s skill set and lessons learned from Haiti and elsewhere to aid in health systems recovery after acute or protracted emergencies; and (9) leads CGH’s global water, sanitation and hygiene programs. Field Epidemiology Training Program Branch (CWLC): (1) Leads the agency in partnering with ministries of health to determine manpower needs for capacity in surveillance, epidemiology and response and to develop strategies to address those needs; (2) designs, implements and evaluates short-course training and long-term career development programs in field epidemiology and related disciplines for district, regional and national health agencies; (3) plans, implements, coordinates, supports and evaluates the Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) in partnership with ministries of health and CDC country offices; (4) provides consultation and promotes training in the development, analysis, evaluation, improvement and use of surveillance systems to provide data for evidence-based decision-making in health; (5) implements and coordinates the training and capacity building needs for specific programs such as highimpact diseases (HIV, TB, malaria), NCDs, one health and laboratory capacity building in partnership with ministries of health; (6) develops and promotes the use of competency-based training materials in field epidemiology for use by FETPs and other partners, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CDC, academic programs and others; (7) maintains a training material library and Web site while utilizing innovative technologies to support training, investigation, surveillance and response activities; (8) sustains international, regional and global networks of FETP programs and graduates; (9) supports partner ministries of health’s systems strengthening efforts through provision of technical assistance, including facilitating provision of assistance from relevant subject matter expert programs across the agency; (10) plans, directs, supports, implements and coordinates public health leadership and management development and organizational excellence effort; (11) serves as the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Global Public Health Workforce Development; and (12) conducts the Sustainable Management Development Program. Global Disease Detection Branch (CWLD): (1) Provides program support, resources and technical assistance to the Global Disease Detection (GDD) Centers around the world; (2) in collaboration and coordination with CIO partners, supports and facilitates emerging infectious disease detection and response, pandemic influenza preparedness, zoonotic disease investigation, laboratory system strengthening and biosafety, global health security and training in field epidemiology through the GDD Centers; (3) leads and administers CDC’s GDD program through coordination with relevant implementing programs across the agency; (4) provides leadership, guidance and technical assistance support and resources for global infectious disease surveillance, applied epidemiology and laboratory research and response to emerging infectious disease threats through the GDD Centers; (5) provides resources and assists in developing country-level epidemiologic, laboratory, human and other capacity within GDD Centers to ensure country emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks and incidents of local and international interests; (6) facilitates work throughout CDC with SMEs engaged and providing technical assistance to GDD Center activities; (7) collaborates with other divisions and CIOs to define and promote only good public health laboratory standards and practices; (8) develops and conducts training, in collaboration with SMEs and public and private sector laboratory organizations, to facilitate timely transfer of newly emerging laboratory technology and standards for laboratory practice; and (9) in collaboration with SMEs and with public and private E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices sector laboratory organizations, provides technical assistance, consultation and training to GDD health centers and other international partners to develop and maintain international public health laboratories. Global Health Security Branch (CWLE): (1) Serves as the WHO Collaborating Center for Implementation of National IHR Surveillance and Response Capacities; (2) provides leadership and coordination of CDC ’s relationships with WHO for IHR international capacity development activities; (3) responsible for CDC’s support to WHO’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy; (4) supports the implementation of IHR and IDSR at the country level; (5) assess, coordinates, implements and measures the effectiveness of international public health preparedness activities in partnership with WHO, ministries of health and United States Government (USG) security, development, and disaster response agencies in the context of IHR; (6) manages CDC’s relationship and develops partnerships with U.S. government security (National Security Staff (NSS), Department of Defense, Department of State) and development agencies (USAID) engaged in global health security activities; (7) leads in the development and implementation of CDC’s Global Health Strategic Goals for Global Health Security (GHS); (8) ensures CDC’s activities supported by Interagency Global Health Security Partners align with CDC GHS goals and partner country public health preparedness priorities and meet CDC ’S high standard for quality and fiduciary responsibility; (9) serves as principal point of coordination for USG interagency partners involved in international disease surveillance and situational awareness activities; (10) ensures CDC’s interests are represented at NSS GHS policy committees; (11) provides support, coordination and issues management services to HHS Office of Global Affairs (OGA) for U.S. government Global Health Security policy development activities; (12) provides early warning on disease threats via CDC’s event based surveillance and other epidemic intelligence activities conducted in partnership with U.S. government agencies, WHO, ministries of health, other international, public health and security partners to assure compliance with IHR; (13) serves as CDC’s lead for supporting and facilitating CDC’s response to international outbreaks; (14) develops and implements in coordination with other CDC CIOs and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 U.S. government partners, information technology solutions for emergency preparedness information management, surveillance and executive decision support to enhance the effectiveness of public health emergency detection and response around the globe; and (15) coordinates international aspects of CDC’s public health preparedness and emergency response activities in collaboration with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, the National Center for Environmental Health and other CDC organizational units involved in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazard preparedness and emergency response activities. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

    Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the 
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772-76, dated 
October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as 
amended most recently at 78 FR 70049-70057, dated November 22, 2013) is 
amended to reflect the reorganization of the Center for Global Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Section C-B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as 
follows:
    Delete in its entirety the mission and function statements for the 
Center for Global Health (CW) and insert the following:
    Center for Global Health (CW): (1) Leads the coordination and 
execution of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 
global health strategy; (2) works in partnership to assist ministries 
of health to build capacity, maximize public health impact and promote 
country ownership and sustainability; (3) achieves U.S. government and 
international organization goals to improve health, including disease 
eradication and elimination targets; (4) strengthens CDC's global 
health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, 
morbidity and disability, including chronic disease and injuries; (5) 
generates and applies new knowledge to achieve health goals; and (6) 
strengthens health systems and their impact.
    Office of the Director (CWA): (1) Provides strategic direction and 
guidance on the execution of CDC's global health strategy, including 
decision-making, policy development and program planning and 
evaluation; (2) leads divisions in implementing public health programs 
and ensures the impact and effectiveness of administration initiatives, 
Congressionally-mandated programs and other public health programs; (3) 
serves as the lead for coordination of CDC global programs and cross-
cutting areas of global public health; (4) harmonizes CDC global health 
priorities with host country priorities and works with ministries of 
health to improve essential public health functions, maximize positive 
health outcomes and promote country ownership and sustainability; (5) 
provides leadership and direction to all CDC country directors in their 
role as a senior CDC representative with the U.S. Embassy and ministry 
of health and in implementing CDC's global health strategy in country; 
(6) measures the performance of CDC's global health programs in terms 
of public health impact and fiscal accountability; (7) provides 
scientific leadership in developing and implementing evidence-based 
public health interventions and promotes best scientific practice; (8) 
facilitates the conduct and maintenance of ethical and high quality, 
scientific investigations by implementing regulatory requirements, 
monitoring human subjects compliance and clearing scientific products; 
(9) harmonizes CDC's global laboratory activities to strengthen 
laboratory capacity globally; (10) promotes the introduction of 
innovative technologies and approaches to improve the diagnostic and 
screening capability of programs to better detect and respond to 
emerging pathogens; (11) provides leadership to promote growth and 
improvement of CDC global health programs; (12) works with divisions to 
strengthen surveillance systems to analyze, measure and evaluate the 
global burden and distribution of disease; (13) promotes scientific 
innovation and advances in global health surveillance, epidemiology, 
monitoring and evaluation, and informatics; (14) provides leadership 
and coordination for CDC's global health security programs, policy and 
partnerships; (15) provides leadership on issues management, budget 
formulation and performance integration and country-specific issues 
through triaging to programs; (16) coordinates prioritization and 
planning for visits of high level officials to CDC and other strategic 
engagements; (17) participates in defining, developing, shaping and 
implementing U.S. global health policy and actions; (18) manages inter-
governmental and external affairs and cultivates strategic 
partnerships; (19) plans and executes CDC's global health 
communications strategy and public affairs media response/outreach; 
(20) provides oversight, guidance and accountability for all operations 
functions, human resources, workforce management, budget formulation 
and distribution, extramural reviews and processing, internal and 
domestic travel and property management responsibilities of the Center 
for Global Health (CGH); (21) develops and maintains an effective 
global health workforce for CDC through strategic and innovative 
personnel solutions, policies and training initiatives, while 
demonstrating accountability for personnel resources and results of 
human capital investment; (22) provides leadership and guidance on 
informatics, information technology systems implementation, security, 
governance and planning for CGH and CDC country offices; and (23) 
develops standardized management processes and solutions for CDC 
country offices.
    Delete in its entirety the mission and function statements for the 
Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development (CWF) and 
the Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response (CWJ).
    After the mission and function statement for the Global 
Immunization Division (CWK), insert the following:
    Division of Global Health Protection (CWL): (1) Provides country-
based and international coordination for disease detection, 
International Health Regulations (IHR) implementation and public health 
emergency response; (2) leads the agency's efforts to address the 
public health emergency continuum from prevention, to detection, to 
response and finally through post-emergency health systems recovery; 
(3) provides epidemic intelligence and response capacity for early 
warning about international disease threats and coordinates with 
partners throughout the U.S. government as well as international 
partners to provide rapid response; (4) provides resources and assists 
in developing country-level epidemiology, laboratory and other capacity 
to ensure country emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks and 
incidents of local importance as well as international importance; (5) 
in coordination and communication with other CDC Centers, Institute, or 
Offices (CI0s), leads CDC activities on global Non-Communicable 
Disease; and (6) collaborates with other divisions in CDC, federal 
agencies, international agencies, partner countries and non-
governmental organizations assisting ministries of health to build 
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health capacity for addressing communicable diseases and Non-
Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
    Office of the Director (CWL1): (1) Provides leadership, management 
and oversight for all division activities; (2) develops the division's 
overall strategy and division policies on planning, evaluation, 
management and operations; (3) coordinates with CGH and the Office of 
the Chief Financial Officer on budget and spending; (4) ensures that 
CGH strategies are executed by the division and aligned with overall 
CDC goals; (5) ensures that division activities in the field are well 
coordinated with the CDC country office and support a ``one-CDC'' 
approach at the country level; (6) ensures scientific quality, ethics 
and regulatory compliance; (7) evaluates strategies, focus and 
prioritization of branch research, program and budget activities; (8) 
coordinates division policy and communication activities including 
liaise with other CDC policy and communications offices and those of 
our partner agencies; (9) develops and promotes partnerships with both 
national and international organizations, including other U.S. 
government agencies, in support of division activities; (10) serves as 
a liaison and coordinates with other CDC offices engaged in global 
activities in communicable diseases and NCDs; (11) leads CDC NCD 
strategic planning and prioritization and coordinates planning and 
communication with external stakeholders around global NCDs; (12) 
provides technical assistance, subject matter expertise and engages in 
program development and implementation of select cross-cutting or 
priority global NCD project areas; (13) provides CDC leadership on the 
development of National Public Health Institutes (NPHI); (14) ensures 
coordination of division's overall activities with subject matter 
experts (SME) across CDC; and (15) fosters an integrated and 
collaborative approach to research, program and policy activities.
    Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (CWLB): (1) Coordinates, 
supervises and monitors CDC's work in international emergency settings 
and in refugee or displaced populations in collaboration with other 
U.S. government agencies (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and 
Department of State), United Nations agencies and nongovernmental 
organizations; (2) provides direct technical assistance to refugees, 
internally displaced persons and emergency-affected populations in the 
field, focusing on rapid health and nutrition assessments, public 
health surveillance, assessment of public health threats and 
prioritization of public health interventions, epidemic investigations, 
communicable disease prevention and control and supports program 
implementation and program evaluation; (3) develops and implements 
operational research projects aimed at developing the most effective 
public health interventions for populations in emergency settings; (4) 
plans, implements, and evaluates training courses and workshops to help 
strengthen CDC technical capacity in emergency and post-emergency 
public health, as well as that of other U.S. government agencies, 
international, non-governmental, other organizations and schools of 
public health; (5) develops technical guidelines on public health 
issues associated with international complex humanitarian emergencies; 
(6) serves as the CDC liaison to maintain strong working relationships 
with other international, bilateral and non-governmental relief 
organizations involved with humanitarian emergencies; (7) supports 
CDC's post-earthquake health systems reconstruction work in Haiti to 
help achieve agency objectives in Haiti and Haiti's public health 
legacy goals; (8) systematically applies the agency's skill set and 
lessons learned from Haiti and elsewhere to aid in health systems 
recovery after acute or protracted emergencies; and (9) leads CGH's 
global water, sanitation and hygiene programs.
    Field Epidemiology Training Program Branch (CWLC): (1) Leads the 
agency in partnering with ministries of health to determine manpower 
needs for capacity in surveillance, epidemiology and response and to 
develop strategies to address those needs; (2) designs, implements and 
evaluates short-course training and long-term career development 
programs in field epidemiology and related disciplines for district, 
regional and national health agencies; (3) plans, implements, 
coordinates, supports and evaluates the Field Epidemiology Training 
Programs (FETPs) in partnership with ministries of health and CDC 
country offices; (4) provides consultation and promotes training in the 
development, analysis, evaluation, improvement and use of surveillance 
systems to provide data for evidence-based decision-making in health; 
(5) implements and coordinates the training and capacity building needs 
for specific programs such as high-impact diseases (HIV, TB, malaria), 
NCDs, one health and laboratory capacity building in partnership with 
ministries of health; (6) develops and promotes the use of competency-
based training materials in field epidemiology for use by FETPs and 
other partners, CDC, academic programs and others; (7) maintains a 
training material library and Web site while utilizing innovative 
technologies to support training, investigation, surveillance and 
response activities; (8) sustains international, regional and global 
networks of FETP programs and graduates; (9) supports partner 
ministries of health's systems strengthening efforts through provision 
of technical assistance, including facilitating provision of assistance 
from relevant subject matter expert programs across the agency; (10) 
plans, directs, supports, implements and coordinates public health 
leadership and management development and organizational excellence 
effort; (11) serves as the World Health Organization Collaborating 
Center for Global Public Health Workforce Development; and (12) 
conducts the Sustainable Management Development Program.
    Global Disease Detection Branch (CWLD): (1) Provides program 
support, resources and technical assistance to the Global Disease 
Detection (GDD) Centers around the world; (2) in collaboration and 
coordination with CIO partners, supports and facilitates emerging 
infectious disease detection and response, pandemic influenza 
preparedness, zoonotic disease investigation, laboratory system 
strengthening and biosafety, global health security and training in 
field epidemiology through the GDD Centers; (3) leads and administers 
CDC's GDD program through coordination with relevant implementing 
programs across the agency; (4) provides leadership, guidance and 
technical assistance support and resources for global infectious 
disease surveillance, applied epidemiology and laboratory research and 
response to emerging infectious disease threats through the GDD 
Centers; (5) provides resources and assists in developing country-level 
epidemiologic, laboratory, human and other capacity within GDD Centers 
to ensure country emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks and 
incidents of local and international interests; (6) facilitates work 
throughout CDC with SMEs engaged and providing technical assistance to 
GDD Center activities; (7) collaborates with other divisions and CIOs 
to define and promote only good public health laboratory standards and 
practices; (8) develops and conducts training, in collaboration with 
SMEs and public and private sector laboratory organizations, to 
facilitate timely transfer of newly emerging laboratory technology and 
standards for laboratory practice; and (9) in collaboration with SMEs 
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sector laboratory organizations, provides technical assistance, 
consultation and training to GDD health centers and other international 
partners to develop and maintain international public health 
laboratories.
    Global Health Security Branch (CWLE): (1) Serves as the WHO 
Collaborating Center for Implementation of National IHR Surveillance 
and Response Capacities; (2) provides leadership and coordination of 
CDC 's relationships with WHO for IHR international capacity 
development activities; (3) responsible for CDC's support to WHO's 
Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy; (4) 
supports the implementation of IHR and IDSR at the country level; (5) 
assess, coordinates, implements and measures the effectiveness of 
international public health preparedness activities in partnership with 
WHO, ministries of health and United States Government (USG) security, 
development, and disaster response agencies in the context of IHR; (6) 
manages CDC's relationship and develops partnerships with U.S. 
government security (National Security Staff (NSS), Department of 
Defense, Department of State) and development agencies (USAID) engaged 
in global health security activities; (7) leads in the development and 
implementation of CDC's Global Health Strategic Goals for Global Health 
Security (GHS); (8) ensures CDC's activities supported by Interagency 
Global Health Security Partners align with CDC GHS goals and partner 
country public health preparedness priorities and meet CDC 'S high 
standard for quality and fiduciary responsibility; (9) serves as 
principal point of coordination for USG interagency partners involved 
in international disease surveillance and situational awareness 
activities; (10) ensures CDC's interests are represented at NSS GHS 
policy committees; (11) provides support, coordination and issues 
management services to HHS Office of Global Affairs (OGA) for U.S. 
government Global Health Security policy development activities; (12) 
provides early warning on disease threats via CDC's event based 
surveillance and other epidemic intelligence activities conducted in 
partnership with U.S. government agencies, WHO, ministries of health, 
other international, public health and security partners to assure 
compliance with IHR; (13) serves as CDC's lead for supporting and 
facilitating CDC's response to international outbreaks; (14) develops 
and implements in coordination with other CDC CIOs and U.S. government 
partners, information technology solutions for emergency preparedness 
information management, surveillance and executive decision support to 
enhance the effectiveness of public health emergency detection and 
response around the globe; and (15) coordinates international aspects 
of CDC's public health preparedness and emergency response activities 
in collaboration with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and 
Response, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious 
Diseases, the National Center for Environmental Health and other CDC 
organizational units involved in chemical, biological, radiological and 
nuclear hazard preparedness and emergency response activities.
    Delete in its entirety the title and function statements for the 
Laboratory Systems Development Branch (CVLGG), Division of Preparedness 
and Emerging (CVLG), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic 
Infectious Diseases (CVL).

    Dated: November 26, 2013.
 Sherri A. Berger,
Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-29056 Filed 12-5-13; 8:45 am]
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