This image was captured in February, 2013, on the Caribbean island nation of Haiti, located inside Haiti’s National Public Health Lab, Laboratoire National de Santé Publique, situated in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. This is a view looking through the glass panel of a doorway leading into the secure tuberculosis laboratory, in which technicians obey strictly-enforced sterility protocols due to the highly-contagious nature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. Note the universally-understood biohazard symbol affixed to the door’s exterior.
This Laboratoire National de Santé Publique complex, also houses a branch of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP or Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population), the Direction d’Epidémiologie, de Laboratoire et de Recherches or DELR, which is home to MSPP’s surveillance, epidemiology and laboratory staff, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) staff in Haiti. These new buildings, constructed after the devastation wrought by the nation’s 2010 earthquake, were financed by the CDC Foundation partners including the GE Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Proteus On-Demand, and BD invest. For more on the CDC Foundation’s contributions, and the donations of its partners, see the link below.