Robert R. Redfiel
Principal Deputy Director
Katherine Lyon Daniel, PhD
Associate Director for Communication
Cdc was founded in the year 1946. The company has been operational for almost 72 years now. The company was found as a successor to the WWII Malaria Control in War Areas program. This program was under the jurisdiction of the Office of National Defense Malaria Control Activities. Before the establishment of this organization, many other organizations had global influence in the control of malaria, namely the Rockefeller Foundation and the Malaria Commission of the League of Nations. The Rockefeller Foundation collaborated with the US government and agency in much supporting the control of malaria. CDC was a branch of the US Public Health Service. In the year 1946, the name of the organization was changed to Communicable Disease Center.
The organization had a budget of about $1 million. About 59 per cent of its staff were engaged in the controlling of malaria and also helped in eradicating it from the USA as well. During that time, the company had over 360 employees, out of which the main jobs were mostly engineering and entomology. In the initial years of the organization's operations, almost 6.5 million homes in the USA were sprayed with DDT. In the year 1947, the organization made a payment of just $10 to the Emory University, for about 15 acres of land, which will be used for the headquarters of CDC. Then in the year 1951, Epidemic Intelligence Service was established, which was due to the biological concerns that were due to the Korean War. The organization started to deal with sexually transmitted diseases as well, after the Venereal Disease Division was transferred to the organization, in the year 1957. In the year 1960, Tuberculosis Control was also transferred, and thus the Immunization program was established in the year 1963. The name of the organization was again changed in the year 1967, to the National Communicable Disease Center. The name was again changed to Centers for Disease Control, in the year 1980. During the years, from 1984 to 1989, the organization had sent various types of biological warfare agents to the Government of Iraq. These were namely Yersinia pestis, West Nile virus, Dengue fever virus and Botulinum toxin. As of the current date, the Biosafety Level 4 laboratories of CDC serve as one of the two official centres for the treatment of smallpox in the world. The headquarters of the organization is based in 1600 Clifton Road. The name of the place is Atlanta, while the name of the state is Georgia, USA. The pin code of the area is 30333.
CDC is an American organization that focuses on the treatment and maintaining of public health, and also helps in the controlling and eradication of various types of infectious diseases as well. As of the current date, the current director of the company is Robert R Redfield. As of the year 2018, the overall budget of the organization is more than $11.1 billion. Also, the current number of employees working in the organization is more than 15,000.
The primary services provided by the organization include is to protect the health of the public mainly and also their safety as well, through the prevention and control of various kinds of injury,m diseases and even disability. The organization not only functions in the USA but also internationally too. It helps in fighting infectious diseases, environmental health, aids in health promotion, prevents any kind of injury, involves educational activities that improve the health of the USA citizens, etcetera.
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