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CDC began collaborating with Benin in 1999 with a malaria control project. The collaboration broadened substantially in 2006 with the launch of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Benin. Through PMI, CDC works closely with the National Malaria Control Program and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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

Benin at a Glance

Population: 9,109,000
Per capita income: $1,510
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 58/54 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 78/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Malaria 12%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 11%
  3. Stroke 5%
  4. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  5. Diarrhea 4%
  6. HIV 4%
  7. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
  8. Sepsis 4%
  9. Meningitis 4%
  10. Preterm Birth 4%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Benin has not detected a case of wild poliovirus since July 2009.
  • Page last reviewed: October 24, 2013
  • Page last updated: October 24, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health
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