This moment was captured in Haiti’s capital city Port-au-Prince, inside one of the many internal displaced persons (IDP) camps that had been constructed after a 2010, magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the island nation. This young boy was playing with a small kite, trying to get it to catch the wind, while in the background, you can see numerous, tarpaulin-covered, makeshift tent dwellings that now dot Haiti’s landscape.
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“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 Public Health, Catholic Relief Services-AIDS relief, 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%, 6) reduce maternal mortality by 30%, and 7) reduce the prevalence of TB by 25%.”