Captured 2013 in Ethiopia, this image depicts the left hand of the photographer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Center for Global Health, Public Health Advisor, Samra Ashenafi, holding a Garmin GPS-60 device, while he was participating in a micro-planning session focused on an Ethiopian vaccination campaign. These Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are needed when including the geospatial coordinates of remote settlements involved in the country’s national immunization plans.
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.