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EIS International Night Photo Contest

Capturing the impact of CDC’s work through Photos

In addition to the oral and poster presentations, 2014 marked the third year of the Annual EIS International Night Photo Contest, featuring photos that highlight the work of FETP residents and graduates in the field. While scientifically sound data collection and analysis are the basis of evidence-based public health, visual images are essential to help illustrate the value of global health activities, particularly for audiences who have not been in the field. These photos also help put into perspective the inherent risks and challenges of global disease surveillance and response. This, in turn, emphasizes the importance of training epidemiologists in how to detect and respond to diseases, influence policy and prevent diseases from spreading.
 

All FETP residents and graduates were invited to enter. 130 photos from 18 countries were submitted and ranked by a panel of judges from CDC Atlanta, TEPHINET and other external organizations. The judges ranked the photos on technical quality, artistic merit, and how effectively they portray field epidemiology in action, and the top sixty were printed and exhibited on International Night. They are now on display in the hallways of the Center for Global Health at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, and are being used in CDC publications and posted on CDC web pages. The first place winner received an award and the second and third place winners received certificates recognizing their accomplishments.

 

2014 International Night Photo Contest Winners:


First place winner

Muhammad Bilal Khan – FETP Pakistan

FETP Pakistan graduates Dr. Furgan and Dr. Muhammad Bilal Khan try to collect another water sample from a second source of community drinking water in the Punjab province in Pakistan.

FETP Pakistan graduates Dr. Furgan and Dr. Muhammad Bilal Khan try to collect another water sample from a second source of community drinking water in the Punjab province in Pakistan.

 

Second place winner

Adam Hassan Haji - FETP Kenya

Children in Dadaab Town in North Eastern Kenya show their marked fingers after being vaccinated against polio during the in-process monitoring following the wild type poliovirus outbreak in May 2013.  Nyeri , Kenya,

Children in Dadaab Town in North Eastern Kenya show their marked fingers after being vaccinated against polio during the in-process monitoring following the wild type poliovirus outbreak in May 2013. Nyeri , Kenya,


Third place winner

Ed Maes – FETP Georgia

Maka Kokhreidze (SC/FELTP 2011; Georgia Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture) prepares samples following the discovery of a novel orthopox virus in a shepherd in Tianeti, Georgia, September 2013.

Maka Kokhreidze (SC/FELTP 2011; Georgia Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture) prepares samples following the discovery of a novel orthopox virus in a shepherd in Tianeti, Georgia, September 2013.

 

Congratulations to all the 2014 presenters and award recipients!

To see additional photos submitted for the contest click here.

 
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