This 2015 photograph depicts a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) field epidemiologist, who was conducting a survey in the Eurasian country of Georgia, during the country’s nationwide Hepatitis C Elimination Program, which had been launched in April 2015. Here, she was placing a pink-colored sticky note on a metal pole outside a residence, indicating that the inhabitants inside had participated in the survey process.
“CDC has a strong relationship with the country of Georgia. Partnering with Georgia’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and other ministries, CDC helps develop institutional capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks. CDC provides ongoing technical assistance in outbreak investigation and development of laboratory and epidemiologic capacity in surveillance for a variety of health risk areas, including enteric diseases, botulism, extremely dangerous pathogens, and reproductive health.”
For more on what CDC Global is providing in the way of public health assistance to the country of Georgia, and its efforts into the Georgian Hepatitis C Elimination Program, see the links below.