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Science Speaks Blog Interviews Country Director for CDC in Haiti

February 24, 2012

In this post in the Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog, the "third in a series of conversations with officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discussing the CDC's role in global HIV and tuberculosis research and development," Science Speaks interviews John Vertefeuille, the country director for CDC in Haiti, "about his time heading the Global AIDS Program in Nigeria, efforts to extend HIV prevention messages to youth in Tanzania with cell phones, and a brief update on current immunization efforts underway in Haiti," according to the blog. In Haiti, Vertefeuille "leads a team of 55 and manages an annual HIV budget of approximately $90 million and post-earthquake and cholera budgets of $170 million," the blog notes (Mazzotta, 2/23).

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