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Angola - CDC Country Profile

The CDC Angola office officially opened in October 2002. CDC Angola supports the Angola Ministry of Health by providing critical support for HIV surveillance and lab enhancements and by helping create a national HIV/AIDS surveillance system.

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CDC office (physical presence)
2 U.S. Assignees
10 Locally Employed

Angola at a Glance

Population: 20,945,000
Per capita income: $5,190
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 52/49 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 102/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Diarrheal Disease 10%
  2. Malaria 9%
  3. Neonatal Disorders 8%
  4. Lower Respiratory Infections 7%
  5. HIV 7%
  6. Road Injuries 6%
  7. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 7%
  8. Stroke 4%
  9. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  10. Tuberculosis 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Launched external quality control programs for rapid HIV testing in 70 testing facilities across Angola in 2013.
  • Wild poliovirus has not been detected since July 2011.
  • FELTP trainees have investigated 3 outbreaks of anthrax, 2 outbreaks of cholera, and a large measles outbreak over the past year with minimal assistance.
  • Page last reviewed: January 12, 2015
  • Page last updated: January 12, 2015
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