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CDC Works in Cameroon

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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Staff

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

Cameroon at a Glance

Population: 20,919,000
Per capita income: $2,190
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 52/50 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 91/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010, 2010
  1. HIV 14%
  2. Malaria 13%
  3. Lower-Respiratory Infection 10%
  4. Diarrheal Disease 6%
  5. Cancer 5%
  6. Stroke 4%
  7. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  8. Road Injuries 4%
  9. Meningitis 3%
  10. Sepsis 2%

What CDC Is Doing

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: December 6, 2013
  • Page last updated: December 6, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health
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