2007 Threat #02 Infectious Disease Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

Centers for Disease Control – Emerging Infectious Diseasesexternal link
U. S. CDC Site – Tracking trends and analyzing new and reemerging infectious disease issues around the world. 1

World Health Organization – Infectious Diseasesexternal link
Provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics. 2

International Society for Infectious Diseasesexternal link
Goals of ISID are to increase the knowledge base of infectious diseases through research and enhance the professional development of individuals in this discipline; extend and transfer technical expertise in infectious diseases and microbiology; and create and foster partnerships for the control and cost-effective management of infectious diseases around the world. 3

AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGiS)external link
The AEGiS mission is to facilitate access to current patient/clinician information, specific to HIV/AIDS via state-of-the-art technology and to preserve for future generations a global history of the pandemic with our historical news and treatment database. Claims to be the largest free-access virtual AIDS library on earth. 4

Globalhealthfacts.orgexternal link
A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. 5

Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malariaexternal link
Created to finance a dramatic turn-around in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These diseases kill over 6 million people each year, and the numbers are growing. Operates as a financial instrument, not an implementing authority. Site in several languages. 6

TDR- The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseasesexternal link
An independent global program of scientific collaboration, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and WHO, it aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. TDR focuses on neglected infectious diseases that disproportionally affect poor and marginalized populations. 7

Hong Kong Society for Infectious Diseasesexternal link
Goals of HKID are to promote the advancement of the study of infectious diseases and to keep the medical profession and the public well informed of the latest developments in the battle against infectious agents. 8

GAVIexternal link
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations – Mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health through the widespread use of vaccines. Site includes info on impact of GAVI, country proposals and country monitoring reports. Reports in several languages. 9

Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response Systemexternal link
Established in 1996 as expanded mission of the U.S. DoD, to include support of global surveillance, training, research, and response to emerging infectious disease threats through: centralized coordination; improved preventive health programs and epidemiological capabilities; and enhanced involvement with military treatment facilities and U.S. and overseas laboratories. 10

Center for Complex Infectious Diseasesexternal link
The primary mission of CCID is to determine the nature, origin, disease associations, modes of transmission, methods of diagnosis and responses to therapy of complex infectious diseases, and to disseminate such information. CCID is currently specializing in the detection and characterization of viruses which have undergone a “stealth” adaptation to avoid elimination by the immune system. 11

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalitionexternal link
AVAC is a community and consumer based organization, founded to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. Provides independent analysis, policy advocacy, public education and mobilization to enhance AIDS vaccine research and development. 12

Stop TB Partnershipexternal link
Goal is to eliminae TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. Comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal. 13

Prevention of Avian Influenzaexternal link
Hong Kong-based site providing information on Avian Influenza H5N1 aka “Bird Flu”. Includes What’s News, hotline, related links. In English and Chinese. 14

LEPRA.org.ukexternal link
LEPRA is a medical development charity with a mission to restore health, hope and dignity to people affected by leprosy and other diseases of poverty. We currently work in 10 of the world’s most deprived countries covering a population of approximately 300 million. 15