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CDC Works in Brazil

CDC established an office in Brazil in 2003 to combat HIV/AIDS. CDC has since expanded to other health areas in Brazil and works closely with the Ministry of Health and other partners to maintain strong collaboration in program planning, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening epidemiologic surveillance, and building lab capacity.

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CDC office (physical presence)
1 U.S. Assignee
4 Locally Employed

Brazil at a Glance

Population: 196,665,000
Per capita income: $10,060
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 77/70 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 20/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2012

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Disaster 66%
  2. Stroke 5%
  3. Cancer 3%
  4. Ischemic Heart Disease 2%
  5. Lower Respiratory Infections 2%
  6. Diarrheal Disease 2%
  7. Diabetes 2%
  8. Tuberculosis 1%
  9. Iron-deficiency anemia 1%
  10. HIV/AIDS 2%

What CDC Is Doing

CDC’s investment and scientific exchange with Brazil contributed to:
  • Improved national data to monitor HIV infection and focus of prevention strategies based on scientific-evidence
  • Enhanced disease outbreak investigation and control
  • National physical exercise programs to decrease obesity and related chronic diseases
  • Country ownership of evidence-based public health decision-making
  • Strengthened capacity of Brazilians to improve public health in other developing countries
  • Page last reviewed: August 13, 2014
  • Page last updated: August 13, 2014
  • Content source: Global Health
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