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CDC in Bangladesh

CDC has been collaborating with Bangladesh for the past 40 years—most recently to strengthen the country’s capacity to detect emerging infectious diseases and to provide training and other interventions to partners. In 2012, CDC designated Bangladesh as a CDC Global Disease Detection Center for enhancing global health security for rapid detection and response to infectious diseases.

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Staff

CDC office (physical presence)
4 U.S. Assignees

Bangladesh at a Glance

Population: 166,208,7120
Per capita income: $2,100
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 68/72 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 45/1000 live births
Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, 2014

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Cancer 13%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 7%
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 7%
  4. Ischemic Heart Disease 6%
  5. Stroke 5%
  6. Preterm Birth Complications 4%
  7. Tuberculosis 3%
  8. Neonatal Encephalopathy 3%
  9. Diabetes 3%
  10. Cirrhosis 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • 28 acute disease outbreak investigations in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh in 2013.
  • 24 national influenza surveillance sites at district and tertiary care hospitals established within Bangladesh since 2009.
  • 16 sites for avian influenza surveillance among poultry workers established within Dhaka City Live Bird Markets in 2012.
  • 1,305 public health professionals received short course trainings since 2011
  • Page last reviewed: August 14, 2014
  • Page last updated: August 14, 2014
  • Content source: Global Health
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