This image was captured in February, 2013, on the Caribbean island nation of Haiti, within one of the diagnostic laboratories located inside Haiti’s National Public Health Lab, Laboratoire National de Santé Publique (LNSP), situated in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. In this particular view, LNSP Director, Jacques Boncy, M.D., was in the process of conducting a tour through the laboratory section, on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CDC Foundation staff, who help support the lab staff with pertinent training, and materials, bolstering their ability to prevent disease outbreaks. Dr. Boncy is shown pointing out the technical details of a Sanyo® MDF-U700VXC, 25.7 cubic foot, Twin Guard Series freezer, used to store laboratory materials at very low temperatures.
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 CDC’s staff in Haiti. These new buildings 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.