This image shows Tom Handzel, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., an epidemiologist with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (on the right), who’d been deployed to Haiti, here, explaining Haiti’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program to a colleague after the country’s devastating January, 2010 earthquake.
“January 12, 2015 marked five years since Haiti was hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. More than 200,000 lives were lost and another 2 million people were displaced when their homes were destroyed. But the country has come a long way despite a series of public health setbacks including the cholera outbreak that began ten months after the earthquake. Since then, the CDC-Haiti office has been working to strengthen Haiti’s public health system.”
For more on Haiti’s post-earthquake progress, follow the link below.