CIA Transnational Health and Economic Activities

CIA Transnational Health And Economic Activities

This article deals with activities of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency related to human survival issues, emphasizing disease and basic needs such as water and agriculture.


CIA activities in this area include the preparation of National Intelligence Estimates. They examine the most lethal diseases globally and by region; develops alternative scenarios about their future course; examines national and international capacities to deal with them; and assesses their national and global social, economic, political, and security impact. Next, they assess the infectious disease threat from international sources to the United States; to U.S. military personnel overseas; and to regions in which the United States has or may develop significant equities. The DIA's Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (AFMIC) is a major contributor to these estimates.

Read more about CIA Transnational Health And Economic ActivitiesIntelligence Key Judgments On The Global Infectious Disease Threat, Alternative Scenarios, Economic, Social, and Political Impact, Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Priority Diseases

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