Central America

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The Gift of Surveillance

Helping countries respond to public health threats quickly and effectively is critical to preventing the spread of disease regionally and around the world. In 2018, CDC began partnerships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Washington State University, and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, to strengthen epidemiological surveillance for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in […]

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Guatemala Veterinarians FETP

The Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is the flagship program introduced to Central America by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FETP graduates, also known as “Disease Detectives”, strengthen the capacity of the public health workforce to investigate and respond to disease outbreaks. Three levels of training (frontline, intermediate, and advanced) help develop […]

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Health Impact in Central America Region

A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 around the globe to stop health threats at their source. CDC formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office, based in Guatemala, in 2005. In addition to Guatemala, the regional office also covers Panama, Belize, El […]

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CDC and the UVG

A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 around the globe to stop health threats at their source. CDC formally established an educational research institute with the Universidad del Valle-Guatemala (UVG) 40 years ago. This partnership continues today and has been at the forefront […]

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A Study, Science and the Details

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office, based in Guatemala, in 2005. In addition to Guatemala the regional office also covers Panama, Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can […]

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