Updates from the Field: Issue 31 – 2021

Making a Difference During a Pandemic

Woman holding rapid Cholera test

Training in Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) for cholera in Les Cayes, Sud Department on October 21, 2021 with Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) nurses and laboratory technicians.
Photo: Chung H. (Ken) Chen/CDC

RADM Nancy Knight, MD, speaks to the media with Chancellor Joe Gow of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse after touring a COVID-19 surge testing site on campus.  Photo: Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune

Watch Videoexternal icon: RADM Nancy Knight, MD discusses being better prepared for COVID-19 and the next global health emergency.

Message from the Director

“As I reflect on 2021, and the challenges we faced amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other public health threats, I am also reminded of the advances we made. For more than 30 years, our division has worked with ministries of health and partners worldwide to strengthen existing public health systems and help close gaps in global health security.” – RADM Nancy Knight, MD

Dr. Ern and other Thai investigators prepare a questionnaire for Myanmar migrants.

Dr. Ern and other Thai investigators prepare a questionnaire for Myanmar migrants as part of a COVID-19 outbreak investigation at the shrimp market. Photo: Rittikrai Namket, Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control

CDC staff offer training on how to make alcohol-based hand rub at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April 2020, CDC staff offer training on how to make alcohol-based hand rub at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo: CDC India office