Captured in the village of Barkhan, near Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad, December, 2012, this image shows us an “open” source of water supplying this community. During a Pakistani Field Epidemiology Training Program (PFETP) investigation, this water source was tested for the presence of any detrimental contaminants.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ) works with several key public health institutions in Pakistan. CDC has partnerships with Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH), as well as the provincial and district level offices, to strengthen capacity and infrastructure for key public health issues, including workforce development, hepatitis surveillance, and polio eradication efforts. CDC also has strong partnerships with Aga Khan University to foster research in the areas of vaccinations and neonatal infections. Despite the recent devolution of Pakistan’s Ministry of Health (MoH), CDC continues to conduct activities in Pakistan through its established relationships with provincial governments.”
For more on CDC’s public health efforts in Pakistan, or the FETP, see the links below.