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IHB is responsible for advancing foreign policy on international health issues, with a focus on protecting the United States from infectious disease threats. IHB leads State Department efforts on pandemic response, coordinating international activities in support of U.S. citizens and affected foreign populations. IHB engages foreign governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to build global health security capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases.

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