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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, 2013 marked the second 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. One-hundred photos 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.

 

2013 International Night Photo Contest Winners:

First place winner

Kayla Laserson – FETP India
 

India Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer conducting an immunization coverage survey in Alwar District, Rajasthan, India, October 2012.

India Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer conducting an immunization coverage survey in Alwar District, Rajasthan, India, October 2012.


 

Second place winners (tied)

Joseph Kibachio -- FETP Kenya
 

Zero rating taxes on motorbikes by the Kenyan government is a policy shift with public health implications. The rates of motorcycle injuries have skyrocketed with hospitals opening special wings to deal with motorcycle injuries. Taken during an FETP study of the rising rates of obesity and related noncommunicable diseases,  Nyeri, Kenya, August 15, 2012.

Zero rating taxes on motorbikes by the Kenyan government is a policy shift with public health implications. The rates of motorcycle injuries have skyrocketed with hospitals opening special wings to deal with motorcycle injuries. Taken during an FETP study of the rising rates of obesity and related noncommunicable diseases, Nyeri, Kenya, August 15, 2012.


 

Third place winner

Steve Wiersma – FETP Tanzania
 

Tanzania FELTP resident Dr. Prosper Njau collecting a blood sample from a suspected

Tanzania FELTP resident Dr. Prosper Njau collecting a blood sample from a suspected


 

 

Congratulations to all the 2013 presenters and award recipients!

To see additional photos submitted for the contest click here.

 
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