Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, has experienced rapid urban growth in recent decades. This urbanization, coupled with the growth of urban slums, has had a profound effect on maternal and child health. This photo was taken at the Korail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mother and child featured in the photo are visited once a month as part of a community-based maternal, newborn and child health program. This picture earned photographer, Alyson Rose-Wood, a tie for Second Place award, in the in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of International People.
“CDC has been collaborating with Bangladesh for the past 40 years—most recently to strengthen the country’s capacity to detect emerging infectious diseases and to provide training and other interventions to partners. In 2012, CDC designated Bangladesh as a CDC Global Disease Detection Center for enhancing global health security for rapid detection and response to infectious diseases.”
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