This photograph was captured by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Scientist, and former Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Victor Balaban, Ph.D. The scene had taken place in the South African, Eastern Cape town of Dutywa, and depicts a laboratory technician in the process of checking lab samples that were being stored in a refrigerator, inside a medical facility.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started work in South Africa in 1989, helping partners address HIV. In 1994, CDC began to collaborate with the government to conduct epidemiology training, develop national health goals and objectives, develop national HIV clinical, ethical, and research guidelines, and support HIV and TB programs.”
For more on CDC’s public healthcare role in South Africa, please see the link below.