Photographed in 2015 in the Eurasian country of Georgia during the country’s nationwide Hepatitis C Elimination Program, by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health epidemiologist, this photograph depicts three public health field workers using the back hatch of their transport vehicle as a drawing board, in order strategize their survey agenda in one of the many countryside communities they would visit. The Georgian Hep-C Elimination Program, was launched in April, 2015.
“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.