The United States Center for Disease Control (US CDC) and Prevention hosted a lecture by Director Dr. Tom Frieden at The American Center on Monday, August 10, 2015. The lecture, which began at 7 pm, focused on how the world is both better prepared for and at a greater risk from health threats than ever and what we can do about it.
US Ambassador to India Richard Verma made the opening remarks and introduced Dr. Frieden. Dr. Frieden's visit to New Delhi is focused on the ongoing collaborations between the Government of India's Health and Family Welfare and the US CDC with the intent of discussing new initiatives as it relates to the global health security agenda.
The global health security agenda will highlight the need for every country to be prepared to address emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola.