Global Health

Providing the technical skills, expertise, and local knowledge to deliver global health solutions while responding to issues ranging from emerging pandemic threats to HIV/AIDS to waterborne diseases.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Environmental changes, as well as economic and technological advancements, have changed how we interact with each other and our world, allowing infectious diseases to spread around the world at a much faster pace. As new diseases and disease variants capture headlines, we are increasingly aware of the risks created by the growing interconnectedness of the global health landscape.

Most emerging infectious diseases are animal diseases that can be transmitted to people. Understanding these interactions allows us to better prepare for, monitor, and respond to diseases at their source. We address these challenges at multiple levels, facilitating coordinated responses across sectors for a holistic approach to disease management.

A strong response starts with building the capacity of governments, communities, universities, and regional professional networks. For example, we build training curricula and instructional quality into programs for first-responders, support regional university-led One Health networks to strengthen public health epidemiology systems, and form cadres of public health professionals to address outbreaks. Communities and countries can most effectively mitigate the impact and spread of disease by employing preparedness, surveillance, and response efforts in tandem.

Our Experts

Dr. Sambe Duale serves as a Senior One Health Technical Advisor for the Preparedness and Response Project, a component of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 Program. He joined the RESPOND Project in 2014 as the Technical Lead for the Ebola Virus Disease preparedness and response for the at-risk countries in Central and West Africa.

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Robert Salerno a global health and development practitioner with 15 years of experience working on complex development projects for a variety of donor and private sector clients.

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Susan Scribner is DAI’s Vice President for Health Systems Solutions, with responsibility for health systems strengthening and global health security.

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Dr. Emmanuel Sokpo is a specialist clinician with extensive training in public health.

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Our Projects

Worldwide—Preparedness and Response (P&R)

The Preparedness and Response (P&R) project is one component of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT 2) program. The EPT initiative detects and responds to viruses such as Ebola, avian influenza, and MERS that move between animal and human populations.

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DAI’s Employee Ownership Initiative Wins Prestigious Award

DAI was yesterday named an award winner at the 17th annual conference of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), a professional membership organization dedicated to advancing understanding of employee share plans. DAI won in a new award category, Best Use of a Share Plan in a Private Company.

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