About us

 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (briefly as China CDC) is a governmental and national-level technical organization 
  specialized on disease control and prevention and public health. Its mission is to create a safe and healthy environment, maintain social 
  stability, ensure national security and promote the health of people through prevention and control of disease, injury and disability. Devoted itself to disease control and prevention, it sticks to relying on scientific research and values talent as fundamental element.
  Under the leadership of National Health Commission, China CDC exerts its function in technical guidance and support of public health. Focusing on the key tasks of national disease prevention and control, China CDC studies on the strategies and measures for disease prevention and control, organizing and implementing the work plan for various kinds of disease prevention and control. It takes care of management of public health services, including food safety, occupational safety, health related product safety, radiological health, environmental health, as well as women and children’s health. China CDC forcefully carries out operational researches, and enhances technical instruction, training and quality controls in national disease prevention and control, as well as in public health service?and plays the leading role nationwide in disease prevention and control, health emergency response and capacity building of public health information.


  By the end of 2016, China CDC has 2120 staff with 1876 technical professionals (accounting for 89%), 133 managerial staff (accounting 
  for 6%), and 111 logistic staff (accounting for 5%).

  Postgraduate education in China CDC began in 1984. At present, China CDC offers a variety of degree programs, including two doctoral degree programs of the First level Discipline (Basic Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine), and eight Doctoral and Master's degree programs of the Second-level Disciplines,including immunology, pathogenic biology, radiology, epidemiology and statistics, occupational and environmental health, nutrition and food hygiene, child health and maternal and child health care, health toxicology as well as Master of Public Health degree programs (MPH). Among them, pathogenic biology has been listed as the Beijing key discipline.Up to March, 2017, China CDC has 258 advisers composed of 76 doctoral supervisors, including 5 academicians (2 of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 of Chinese Academy 
  of Engineering),154 master advisors and 28 MPH advisors. There are 582 postgraduate students ( 169 full-time PHD candidates and 275 full-time master degree students, and 138 part-time MPH students), doctor's degrees and 2,203 master’s degrees (including 1,623 
  research-based and 580 MPH) have been conferred. China CDC runs two post-doctoral research centers covering areas of basic medicine, and public health and preventive medicine. By now, 184 post-doctoral professionals have completed their research and 27 are studying in the centers. 
  Since 2007, a joint public health professional training delivery program between China CDC and Griffith University, Australia has set up and 
  58 public health professionals in 5 teams have been sponsored and got training in Australia, and 33 students have got their master’s degree 
  awarded by Griffith University.
  During 2002-2016, China CDC held 822 courses of national continuing education program and the number of trainees reached to 96,000. 
  Out of them, national training center of continuing education program on communicable disease control and prevention held 132 courses 
  with nearly 15000 trainees. 
  In the period of 2001-2017, Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program (CFETP) recruited 331 trainees totally in 16 courses with 248 
  graduates. Two courses of Field Epidemiology Training Program recruited 81 trainees and 40 of them have graduated. They become key 
  talents of CDCs of different levels.

  China CDC focuses on disease control through the establishment of solid scientific research and a strong team of talents; it aims to 
  achieve first-rate disease control with first-rate research capacity through constant innovation, consistent capability-building, committed 
  investment in frontier science, and capturing opportunities. Since established in 2002, China CDC’s scientific research ability has 
  achieved great improvements and nearly a thousand scientific research programs has been approved, receiving 2.85 billion yuan 
  research funding. The annual approved grants have increased from 60 projects to more than 156.With the strengthened research capability, China CDC has safeguarded and protected people during major emergencies and health protection work, such as serious infectious disease control 
  and prevention, the Olympic Games and the World Expo. In these dozen years, China CDC has received 4 national scientific awards, 164 ministry-level awards, and it has published 14892 papers, of which 11502 in Chinese and 3390 in English journals. It is worth noting that the number of articles published in English has increased significantly by more than 25 times.China CDC has 1 national key lab and 3 key labs of the National Health and Family Planning Commission,as well as 3 labs of China CDC.
China CDC hosts and contractors  13 academic journals

Sponsor 7 journals




Contractor 6 journals


  Office of Laboratory Management was established in April 2005, whose main responsibility is to establish and improve the laboratory safety management system of CDC, standardize laboratory safety management; supervise inspect and guide the safety management work of hazardous chemicals and nuclear radiation; organize and coordinate the work of accreditation of laboratory; as well as the work of administration of experimental animals; conduct the laboratory safety management technical training and academic exchanges of national CDCs network and assist the National Health and Family Planning Commission to carry out laboratory safety management work.

  Since the establishment of China CDC in 2002, mechanisms of multilateral and bilateral cooperation have been actively established and 
  efficiently utilized. A large number of fruitful exchange and collaborations have been carried out with international organizations, bilateral governmental organizations and international NGOs. China CDC has actively involved in the development of strategies, techniques and mobilization of resource in global health, as well as the exchange and cooperation confronting challenges of global health especially with 
  the initiation of trilateral cooperation. Under the Belt the Road initiative, researches on cooperative planning and strategy of public health have been strengthened. 
  The brand new Center for Global Public Health was established in China CDC in 2016. With its coordination and organization, China CDC continues its technical support to the public health foreign aid, such as establishment of Africa CDC and public health system strengthening in Sierra Leone.In 2016, over 400 person-times of China CDC professionals were sent to more than 60 countries (regions) on business (of which 60 were sent for public health aiding for Africa) and about 800 person-times of visitors were hosted by China CDC for technical exchange or project collaboration. From 2002 to 2016, China CDC has sponsored or co-organized over 10 international academic conferences or workshops annually and more than 100 collaborative projects with international partners every year. 
  Through a full range of international exchange and cooperation, China CDC introduced the state?of-art technologies, new concepts and advanced managerial experience from abroad; promoted scientific research and technological innovation, pushing forward the implementation of disease 
  control strategies; improved its technical capacities in responding to diverse public health issues and important events; supported global health initiatives and actively engaged in China's foreign aid efforts for health; and further enhanced its core competence and international influence.

  The Public Health Emergency Center (PHEC) of the China CDC leads the national public health emergency preparedness and response activities. The mission of PHEC is to protect public health and reduce the impacts of emergencies by preparing systematically for public health threats and responding effectively to public health emergencies, including natural or human-made disasters, outbreaks of infectious diseases, group poisoning, and mass gathering.  

  National Center for Public Health Surveillance and Information Se vices aims to promote the modernization of business by application of the information technology. It holds two major functions: public health information resource management, as well as information technology support and se vice. Our working tasks include: construction, maintenance and management of the national public health information network platform, public health surveillance data management and analysis, domestic and foreign intelligence information collection, integration and sharing of public health data resource, studies on the health statistical methods, technical advice and services etc. Initiated in 2004, the Infectious - Diseases and Public Health Emergencies Reporting System have become a landmark project in the public health informatics domain. 

  In April 2011, the Policy Research Office of Public Health renamed to the Center for Policy Research and Health Communication, consist of three offices for policy research, health education, media and communications. 
  In terms of policy esearch, the center is to provide scientific basis for the formulation of public health-related laws regulations, rules, policies standards and disease control plans etc, carry out public health police research with relevant sectors, conduct multi- dimensional macro and micro policy research from domestic and foreign, national and local, community and township, clinical and public health, and other aspects. Research contents include public health egulations, mechanisms, systems, economy, management, training and human resources etc. 
  In terms of health communication, it is responsible for organizing, coordinating the national CDCs to cultural construction work.The center commits to the mechanism establishment of routine media liaison and emergency risk communication, make use of traditional and new media in publishing, dissemination of health information actively, develop a series of promotional material for health knowledge, guide the public to set up correct concepts of health and form health behavior.The experts of China CDC are arranged to be interviewed by the nedia nearly 200 times each year, and in 2013, the media made 1610 reports sourced from China CDC.

  12320 Health Hotline was established by National Health and Family Planning Commission (the former Ministry of Health) in the end of 2005.The main responsibilities of 12320 Health Hotline are to promote the health-related laws, regulations and policies to the public; popularize the health knowledge and skills; accept the public inquires, complaints and reports; guide scientific medication; carry out smoking cessation counseling and intervention; monitor, analyze and make feedback of public opinions during public health emergencies. There are 28 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) using 12320 Health Hotline, covering about 960 million people. It is gradually developing into a comprehensive service platform which combines telephone with voice, website, SMS, micro-blogging, mobile platforms and the self-service terminal. In 2013, the incoming calls of 12320 amounted to 2.27 million totally, which is 75.1% growth over 2012, the growth rate are more than 75% in two consecutive years.  
  To strengthen the organization and leadership, National Health and Family Plan iing Commission decided to colocate the leading office and the national management center of 12320Hotline in China CDC. Now, this institution is responsible for the construction, supervision, organization and coordination of national 12320 Health Hotline se vice system. The main work includes system planning, IT application construction, new media services, advocacy and training, emergency responses and monitoring of public opinions and internationalcooperation. 

   The office of Epidemiology was established in October 2005. The office dedicated to provide epidemiology services to disease control and public health work, through academic exchange, training, technical support, applied research and international cooperation, based on the epidemiological theories, concepts, tools and modern methodology as the core. 

  Tobacco Control Office (TCO) consists of four divisions: administration, policy, monitoring and intervention. Its functions include: 1) assist the National Health and Family Planning Commission to advance implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and to promote tobacco control in China; 2) assist related departments to develop and implement national plan for tobacco control, develop tobacco control standards and guidelines, establish surveillance and evaluation system of tobacco prevalence, exposure to second-hand smoke and effectiveness of FCTC policies; 3) provide scientific evidence and policy consultation for enacting tobacco control laws, regulations, standards and plans etc; 4) assist the National Health and Family Planning Commission to establish national tobacco control network and to build the capacity of tobacco control professionals; 5) implement, manage and evaluate national/international tobacco control initiatives as well as elated exchange activities. 
 Division of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control (DID) is one of the technical departments of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. DID, performs the roles and responsibilities for national communicable diseases surveillance, early warning, outbreak investigation, prevented and control response, coordination and technical services, etc. Furthermore, along with the National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Viral Diseases Control and Prevention and National Institute for Parasitic Diseases Control and Prevention, DID provides infectious disease control & prevention consultations for National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and provides technical services for diseases control inititusions and health facilities nationwide.
 The division of Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Control and Community Health is responsible for organization, coordination, management of China CDC's response to NCD, community health, women and children's health, nutrition improvement, adolescent health/school health, mental health, oral health, senior health, tobacco control and injury prevention, as well as conducting policy research and providing evidence to China CDC and the National Health and Family Planning Commission for policy making in the area of our expertise.
 The Offcie for Public Health Management takes responsibility for the management of the institutions of environmental health, occupational health, radiological health, and the rural water supply technical guidance. The Office is responsible for leading on the management and technical guidance of the country's public health work with the Institute for Environmental health and Related Product Safety, the National Institute for Occupational Health and Poison Control, the National Institute for Radiological Protection and the National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance.

For more information about China CDC, please contact:

155 Changbai Road Changping District ,Beijing 102206

P.R. China

Tel: +86-10-58900240, 58900216

Fax: +86-10-58900240

Website: www.ChinaCDC.cn

HEALTH HOTLINE:+86-10-12320