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CDC works with several key public health institutions in Pakistan to strengthen capacity and infrastructure for key public health issues, including workforce development, hepatitis surveillance, and polio eradication. CDC also has strong partnerships with Aga Khan University to foster research in the areas of vaccinations and neonatal infections.

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iconPakistan at a Glance

Population: 176,940,000
Per capita income: $2,680
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 66/64 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 64/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Ischemic Heart Disease 8%
  2. Cancer 8%
  3. Lower-Respiratory Infections 8%
  4. Stroke 6%
  5. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  6. Neonatal Encephalopathy 5%
  7. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5%
  8. TB 5%
  9. Pre-Term Birth Complications 4%
  10. Diabetes 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Expanded surveillance of viral hepatitis in 2010 provided data that led to engagement in a prevention and control campaign for Sindh province
  • An outbreak investigation of pneumonia in January 2012 led to children's enrollment in a community-based acute malnutrition program
  • Polio vaccination reached more than 95% in 196 village areas as a result of the N-STOP initiative
  • 31 FELTP graduates who are also public health physicians now serve in national or provincial agencies
  • Page last reviewed: March 31, 2015
  • Page last updated: March 31, 2015
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