This photograph was created by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Scientist, and former Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Victor Balaban, Ph.D. The image was captured in the South African, Eastern Cape Province town of Dimbaza, and depicts a pharmacy staffer, working with the stock of the pharmacy’s medications. In this instance, he was reading a package label he’d extracted from a medication storage box, the contents of which having been designated as aspirin.
“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.