This photograph depicts the Pakistani Field Epidemiology Training Program’s (PFETP) 5th cohort, composed of fellows and faculty, as they made their through a house-to-house survey in the district of Barkhan, near Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad, after an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) occurred in a distric village, December, 2012. “Acute watery diarrhea can be caused by many different infections, and may also occur following ingestion of chemicals, or food contaminated with pre-formed bacterial toxins.”
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.
See the links below, for more on AWD, or the FETP.