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CDC programs in Honduras

CDC has collaborated with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. Through these alliances, CDC has addressed priority public health burdens in Honduras. CDC addresses HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, emerging infectious diseases, flu, and field epidemiology training. CDC is also helping strengthen Honduras’ health systems by increasing the technical skills of epidemiologists in the region.

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CDC office (physical presence)
No U.S. Assignees
1 Locally Employed

iconHonduras at a Glance

Population: 7,754,700
Per capita income: $3,710
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 76/71 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 24/1000 live births

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

  1. Perinatal conditions 16%
  2. Diabetes mellitus 6.7%
  3. Congenital malformation 6.6%
  4. Cerebrovascular disease 6.1%
  5. Ischemic disease 5.1%
  6. Lower respiratory diseases 4.5%
  7. Pneumonia 3.8%
  8. Cirrhosis 3.7%
  9. Hypertensive heart disease 3%
  10. HIV/AIDS 2.5%

Source: Secretaría de Salud. SIS/Defunciones Hospitalarias. Honduras. 2010.

What CDC Is Doing

  • Conducted preparation and training on standard operating procedures for influenza sentinel surveillance units in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa
  • As of 2011, 257 local health staff were trained in basic-level field epidemiology, 54 in intermediate-level field epidemiology, and 12 in the advanced-level of the Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Conducting a behavioral surveillance study to determine the prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among most-at-risk populations
  • Page last reviewed: October 18, 2013
  • Page last updated: October 18, 2013
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