The name of the agency is the Center for disease control and prevention
The CDC was established July 1, 1946 in Atlanta, GA
The website for the CDC is: https://www.cdc.gov/
The current leader of the CDC is Anne Schuchat
Why was the CDC established?
After World War II ended, Dr. Joseph W. Mountin of the U. S. Public Health Service's Bureau of State Services envisioned an agency that could support state and local health units in investigating and controlling communicable disease outbreaks, and in maintaining the nation's health through local measures. Building upon the work of the MCWA, (malaria control in war areas) the CDC initially focused on fighting malaria, typhus and other infectious diseases.
Malaria control in war areas
What does the CDC do?
The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack the CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
How the CDC address's market failure?
The CDC address's market failure by helps fight disease around the world and helps distribute medicine and care to places around the world in need of medical care and supplies.
What are some current issues that this agency is attempting to address?
Current issues the CDC is attempting to address are fighting Ebola in Africa and helping give medical care to those affected. Fighting the flu and colds in the united states, zika, and Global health security.