Through the International Technical, Operational and Professional Support Services II (ITOPSS 2.0) contract, QED works with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health outcomes worldwide. Activities have occurred in 18 countries—including Cameroon, Egypt, Laos, Namibia, and Vietnam—as well as CDC’s Atlanta headquarters. ITOPSS 2.0 staff are placed in CDC country offices and country ministries of health, and provide technical assistance and expertise in a number of areas within the global health sector to support CDC’s efforts to eradicate and control dangerous diseases, achieve immunization goals, improve laboratories, and strengthen national health systems. QED technical staff range from a public health pediatrician working with Cameroon’s Ministry of Health to scale-up programs related to Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS(PMTCT), to a laboratory information specialist working with clinical and HIV labs in Vietnam. ITOPSS 2.0 staff are also supporting Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP)
and related activities in 11 countries.