This image was captured in Haiti, three years after the island nation was hit by the massively destructive 2010 earthquake. Here, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Jennie Harris, was in the process of conducting a review of the Haiti’s vaccine-preventable disease surveillance system with Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) consultant, Alain Blaise at a hospital in 2013.
After the devastating earthquake in January, 2010, CDC received one-time funding to reestablish and strengthen Haiti’s public health system and address immediate public health needs. As part of these efforts, CDC is engaged with a wide range of activities from HIV and tuberculosis, to cholera treatment and safe water. CDC’s main partners include the Haitian Ministry of Health, Catholic Relief Services-AIDSrelief, Partners in Health, and local NGO, GHESKIO. They have developed seven interagency Public Health Legacy Goals: 1) eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, 2) eliminate the threat of cholera, 3) eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, 4) ensure a robust, sustainable, self-correcting public health system, 5) reduce the under-five mortality rate from vaccine-preventable diseases by 35%, and 6) reduce maternal mortality by 30%, and 7) reduce the prevalence of TB by 25%.
See the links below, for more on the STOP program, and CDC on Haiti.