This image was captured in February, 2013, on the Caribbean island nation of Haiti, three years after the country was struck by the 2010, 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The image depicts the waving blue and red Haitian flag.
After the devastating earthquake in January, 2010, CDC received one-time funding to reestablish and strengthen Haiti’s public health system and address immediate public health needs. As part of these efforts, CDC is engaged with a wide range of activities from HIV and tuberculosis, to cholera treatment and safe water. CDC’s main partners include the Haitian Ministry of Health, Catholic Relief Services-AIDSrelief, Partners in Health, and local NGO, GHESKIO. They have developed seven interagency Public Health Legacy Goals: 1) eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, 2) eliminate the threat of cholera, 3) eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, 4) ensure a robust, sustainable, self-correcting public health system, 5) reduce the under-five mortality rate from vaccine-preventable diseases by 35%, and 6) reduce maternal mortality by 30%, and 7) reduce the prevalence of TB by 25%.
See the link below, for more on CDC’s role in Haiti.