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	CDC Works in Cameroon
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CDC-Cameroon was established in 1998 as an HIV/AIDS research-based field site and transitioned to HIV program support in 2008. CDC’s current focus is HIV prevention, care, and treatment through assistance in the following areas: prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, blood safety and health systems strengthening, and lab and strategic information support.

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iconStaff

CDC office (physical presence)
2 U.S. Assignees
18 Locally Employed/contractors

iconCameroon at a Glance

Population: 23,739,000
Per capita income: $2,940
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 58/56 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 57/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau, 2015, Cameroon

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: WHO Country Health Profile: Cameroon
  1. HIV 13%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 12%
  3. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  4. Malaria 5%
  5. Stroke 5%
  6. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  7. Birth Asphyxia & Birth Trauma 3%
  8. Meningitis 3%
  9. Preterm Birth Complications 3%
  10. TB 3%

What CDC Is Doing

Training personnel

With our partners:

  • 49, 032 pregnant women tested for HIV and received their results and 3, 020 HIV+ pregnant women put on ARVs
  • 194 HCWs trained on aspects of blood safety
  • 18,000 infants tested for HIV and over 400 HCWs trained on HIV testing and DBS collection
  • 980 MOH lab personnel trained on quality assurance and lab strengthening protocols
  • Strengthening 5 regional laboratories towards accreditation as five star labs
  • Page last reviewed: April 19, 2016
  • Page last updated: April 19, 2016
  • Content source: Global Health
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