Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (briefly as China CDC) is a governmental and national-level technical organization specialized on disease control and prevention and public health. Its mission is to create a safe and healthy environment, maintain social stability, ensure national security and promote the health of people through prevention and control of disease, injury and disability. Devoted itself to disease control and prevention, it sticks to relying on scientific research and values talent as fundamental element.
Under the leadership of National Health Commission, China CDC exerts its function in technical guidance and support of public health. Focusing on the key tasks of national disease prevention and control, China CDC studies on the strategies and measures for disease prevention and control, organizing and implementing the work plan for various kinds of disease prevention and control. It takes care of management of public health services, including food safety, occupational safety, health related product safety, radiological health, environmental health, as well as women and children’s health. China CDC forcefully carries out operational researches, and enhances technical instruction, training and quality controls in national disease prevention and control, as well as in public health service and plays the leading role nationwide in disease prevention and control, health emergency response and capacity building of public health information.
By the end of 2016, China CDC has 2120 staff with 1876 technical professionals (accounting for 89%), 133 managerial staff (accounting for 6%), and 111 logistic staff (accounting for 5%).
China CDC focuses on disease control through the establishment of solid scientific research and a strong team of talents; it aims to achieve first-rate disease control with first-rate research capacity through constant innovation, consistent capability-building, committed investment in frontier science, and capturing opportunities. Since established in 2002, China CDC’s scientific research ability has achieved great improvements and nearly a thousand scientific research programs has been approved, receiving 2.85 billion yuan research funding. The annual approved grants have increased from 60 projects to more than 156.With the strengthened research capability, China CDC has safeguarded and protected people during major emergencies and health protection work, such as serious infectious disease control and prevention, the Olympic Games and the World Expo. In these dozen years, China CDC has received 4 national scientific awards, 164 ministry-level awards, and it has published 14892 papers, of which 11502 in Chinese and 3390 in English journals. It is worth noting that the number of articles published in English has increased significantly by more than 25 times.China CDC has 1 national key lab and 3 key labs of the National Health and Family Planning Commission,as well as 3 labs of China CDC.
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