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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collaborated with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. In 2005, CDC formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office in Guatemala, also covering Panama, Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. CDC works to strengthen surveillance, laboratory and workforce development, and to respond to public health threats such as HIV, tuberculosis, dengue, Zika, and COVID-19.
Strengthening Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Guatemala – CDC partners with Washington State University and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala to better understand the burden of antimicrobial resistance in Guatemala.
CDC-Trained Disease Detective Mobilizes her Community Against Dengue – Dr. Ofelia Martinez ignites her community into action against the largest recorded dengue outbreak in the history of Honduras.
Central America Region Overview – Brief overview of the health threats facing Central America and the work CDC is doing in response.