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Description:In this 2013 image, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Center for Global Health, Public Health Advisor, Samra Ashenafi (in jeans), was photographed as she was in the process of engaging an Ethiopian family in a community mapping exercise in the Afar Region of the country.

By performing the process of community mapping, members of the community are thereafter, are able to make “evidence-based recommendations and findings on interventions and policies that improve health and prevent disease in their community. A user of this public health-based methodology can conduct a search on various topics, such as nutrition, obesity, physical activity, tobacco use, and diabetes. A Community Guide can then be created that would provide information on policies, programs or services, funding, research, and education on pertinent public health topics.” (See link below)
CDC provides technical and programmatic expertise to meet national immunization goals and international resolutions to eradicate polio, reduce measles mortality, and strengthen the national routine immunization program in Ethiopia. CDC investigates circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases, and provides operational support for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and supplementary immunization activity. CDC conducted a comprehensive integration evaluation project to assess resource needs for integration of interventions with immunizations, and to determine best practices for delivery of integrated health services at the service delivery level.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Rebecca Martin
Creation Date:2013
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Links:CDC – Global Health - Ethiopia; CDC in Ethiopia
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Community Health; CDC's Healthy Communities Program: Tools for Community Action – The Community Guide
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