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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
June 27, 2023

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) team in Argentina is an extension of CDC’s South America Regional Office based in Brazil. The CDC team in Argentina works across South America to promote health and prevent infections with a special focus on patient and healthcare worker safety. The team specializes in combating antimicrobial resistance (AR), and strengthening infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in healthcare settings. They bring a wide range of expertise to share with colleagues in South America in areas such as laboratory strengthening, surveillance, health informatics, and environmental health.

The CDC team collaborates with ministries of health, hospitals, and clinical and reference laboratories, as well as non-governmental groups, including academic researchers across South America. In Argentina, the CDC team works closely with Comisión Nacional de Control de la Resistencia Antimicrobiana (CoNaCRA), Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud Dr. Carlos Malbrán (ANLIS Malbrán), Instituto Nacional de Epidemiología, the Pan American Health Organization, and academic partners. The goal of these collaborations is to detect, prevent, and respond to AR and improve IPC programs in healthcare settings at both local and national levels to stop the spread of dangerous pathogens (germs).

The CDC team in Argentina works closely with experts at CDC in the United States. They also work to connect requests from Argentina to CDC subject matter experts in areas including, but not limited to, influenza, mosquito-borne illnesses, and public health workforce development.

Our Staff

Rachel Mann Smith MD, MPH
CDC Regional Advisor for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control





M. Ines Staneloni MD
CDC Senior Technical Advisor





Esperanza Cordón Velilla
CDC Senior Administrative Assistant




To contact CDC Argentina staff, please email samro@cdc.gov