Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
From the past until now, generations of Shenzhen CDC staff have been sticking to their obligations to struggle against various diseases. Rapidly growing with the development of the Special Economic Zone, the history of Shenzhen CDC can be traced back to Health and Quarantine Group of Bao’an Country Hospital in 1950s. Later, Shenzhen Health and Quarantine Station was founded in 1979 on the basis of Bao’an Country Health and Quarantine Station. In 2002, it was renamed Shenzhen Center of Disease Control and Prevention (Shenzhen CDC). In the autumn of 2010, Shenzhen CDC was moved to Tanglang Mountain from Luohu district. Currently, the Center covers about 50 000 square meters and has an architectural area of approximately 42 000 thousand square meters. The total investment of the project is about 400 million RMB, of which the assets of devices and facilities exceed 150 million RMB.
The Center currently has a total of 264 employees and the professionals account for more than 80%. Among them, 98 are certificated with senior professional titles, 26 with Doctoral Degree, 55 with Master Degree and 86 with Bachelor Degree.
Shenzhen CDC is a governmental public institution with 7 functions, including disease prevention and control, rapid response to emerging public health events, information management on epidemics and heath related factors, monitoring and implementing interventions of health risk factors, laboratory testing and analysis, health education and promotion, technology management and applied research and guidance.
The Center establishes a network of disease prevention and control covering the whole city with municipal CDC as a leading force, 10 district’s CDCs as hubs, 12 sub district institutes for disease prevention and healthcare as backbones, and 93 hospital prevention and protection departments and 611 community health service centers as network bottom.
The Center demonstrated as a pioneer in safeguarding the citizens’ health and maintaining the social stability, not only in the fight against emerging infectious diseases, such as SARS, the highly pathogenic Avian influenza of H5N1 and H1N1, but also against the natural disasters, like Wenchuan earthquake and Zhouqu mud sliding, The Center also plays a vital role in securing public health in the major social events, like 26th Summer Universiade.
With the aim to strengthen the monitoring and control of diseases, the Center has established “direct reporting network system for infectious diseases”, “monitoring- alarm-treatment-decision-making supporting system for diseases and public health emergency events”, “monitoring system for flu and unidentified pneumonia”, “monitoring system for infectious diarrhea” and “monitoring system for medical institution disinfection”. With these systems covering the whole city, real-time monitoring, in-time alarm, and effective prevention and control are achieved. The incidence rate of infectious diseases of Class A and B decreased from 2140 per 100,000 in 1980 to 238 per 100,000 in 2011.
The Center has established an integral AIDS monitoring network. Since 2001, the Center has begun the prevention and control programs of mother-infant infection of AIDS, syphilis and hepatitis B, and efficiently suppressed the infection of these diseases. .
The Center has established the immunization program network with more than 500 vaccination stations covering the whole city, and implemented national immunity plan project by providing 13 free vaccine inoculation services such as hepatitis B for all the children in Shenzhen. Poliomyelitis has been successfully eradicated and the spreading of measles, viral hepatitis and other relevant infectious diseases is under control. .See more