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Entitled, “Nepalese Man Sifts Through Medical Waste”, this image was captured by CDC Epidemiologist, Elizabeth Luman, PhD, Associate Chief of Science for the International Laboratory Branch of the Global AIDS Program (GAP). The safe disposal of medical waste is of critical health importance worldwide. The man in this photograph is sorting through medical waste to find items he can sell, for a few pennies per pound, to buyers in India, where they will be reused. Risk of infection is high, both for this man, as well as for the end-user of the “recycled” materials. This photo earned Dr. Luman a tie for the First Place award in the 2010 CDC Connects Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of ““International Programs”.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2009
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Luman, Ph.D.
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.