This image depicts health promoter, Cristina Martinez, along with the help of Mexican Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents (see PHIL 19625), conducting an investigation of an acute diarrheal disease outbreak in the municipality of Los Cabos, in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico, on September 2014, in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile. In this particular view, Cristina was handing an informative brochure to an elderly man who happened to be seated in a wheelchair, which had been painted pink, complementing the pink-colored armband that he’d used to secure a bandage on his right arm.
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading.
For more on the FETP, see the link below.