This photograph was created in the South African bush, by a public health field investigator, and depicts a young grazing black rhinoceros, with its two-horned snout, and leathery, wrinkled skin. Overall, the black rhino, Diceros bicornis, is classified as critically endangered, with three of the subspecies having been declared extinct in 2011, by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
“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.