This photograph was taken during an Pakistani Field Epidemiology Training Program (PFETP) outbreak investigation of measles in the tehsil of Saleh Pat in Sukkur Sindh, Pakistan, on January 8, 2013. The girl pictured, was wearing traditional Sindh dress, and presented with all the classical signs and symptoms of measles, including a blotchy rash, fever, cough, and runny nose.
Pakistan experienced a large epidemic of measles in 2012, and early 2013. PFETP residents and graduates, not only investigated outbreaks in their districts, but also planned and monitored vaccination campaigns in various parts of the country. During the measles epidemic residents proved to be a vital resource to the provincial health ministries in investigating and controlling the measles outbreak.
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 subject of measles, or the FETP program, see the links below.