Strategic National Stockpile SNS

In 1999 Congress charged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the establishment of the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile (NPS). The mission was to provide a re-supply of large quantities of essential medical materiel to states and communities during an emergency within twelve hours of the federal decision to deploy.

As part of the CRI Cities Readiness Initiative or a large scale natural disaster that targets our U.S. civilian population, CDC has stored a large quantity of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for distribution by area local Health Departments

No one can anticipate exactly what emergency might happen so the Strategic Stockpile was created to distribute in the event of a infectious disease within 48 hours.


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