|Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention|
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC; Chinese: 中国疾病预防控制中心) is an independent agency of the National Health Commission based in Beijing, China. Established in 1983 it works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and to promote health through partnerships with provincial health departments and other organizations. The CCDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the People's Republic of China.
George F. Gao is the current director general. He has made contributions to the study of inter-species pathogen transmission. He organized the first World Flu Day on November 1, 2018, commemorating the centenary of the Spanish flu. It was also the 15-year commemoration of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak, which led to China prioritising investment in the public health system.
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