National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
The National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (ICDC) was formerly the Epidemiology Research Institute established in 1953 under the then Ministry of Health. The ICDC mainly conducts research on, and provides professional support for the prevention and control of infectious diseases mainly caused by bacterial pathogens and pathogenic fungi; it implements public health emergency response, field investigation and surveillance. Its work covers laboratory based surveillance, technology development and etiological research on diarrheal diseases, respiratory diseases, zoonosis, emerging pathogens. It also conducts research and surveillance on antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infection. The ICDC carries out vector surveillance, control and biological research. It organizes the Chinese Pathogen Identification Net and Chinese Vector Surveillance Networks. Research centers affiliated with the ICDC include the State Key Laboratory for Communicable Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Vector Surveillance and Management.
What we do:
1. Carry out scientific and technological research and development in terms of the prevention and control of bacterial and fungal diseases and provide technical support for the formulation of relevant policies, regulations, plans and standards;
2. Formulate technical plans and guidelines for the prevention and control of bacterial and fungal diseases, and provide technical guidance, assessment and evaluation for the prevention and control of bacterial and fungal diseases nationwide;
3. Carry out national surveillance of bacterial and fungal diseases and take responsibility for the formulation of surveillance plans, operation and management of surveillance systems, digitization of surveillance systems and analysis of surveillance data;
4. Carry out and participate in emergency responses to major outbreaks of bacterial and fungal diseases and public health emergencies, and build up relevant technological know-how;
5. Establish and manage a national reference system for laboratory monitoring and diagnosis of bacterial and fungal diseases, monitor drug resistance of important pathogens, and participate in monitoring and control of iatrogenic infections;
6. Carry out surveillance, investigation and control on vectors and animal hosts of infectious diseases;
7. Carry out technical training, postgraduate education, and public health education on the prevention and control of bacteria, fungal diseases, vectors and host animals;
8. Participate in global health programs for the prevention and control of bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, vectors and host animals, and carry out international cooperation projects;
9. Accomplish other tasks entrusted by the China CDC.