Photographed in 2009, by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health epidemiologist, this photograph depicts what is a typical dwelling place in the arid dessert of Egypt. Note the tree located on this parcel of dry land, which meant that even here, subterranean water is still present. Some might even call this home an oasis.
“CDC has worked with public health institutions in Egypt for over 20 years. CDC works in conjunction with the Egyptian government and other partners to reduce the impact of emerging diseases, build capacity in areas such as lab systems and epidemiology, strengthen immunization services, respond to public health emergencies, and conduct surveillance, surveys, and studies.”
For more on what public health assistance CDC is providing in Egypt, see the link below.