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CDC Works in Cote D'Ivoire

CDC has been working in Côte d’Ivoire since 1987, when it started a field research station and established the Retrovirus Côte d’Ivoire project (CDC Retro-CI). CDC Retro-CI produces evidence to help shape the global HIV/AIDS response. CDC is currently helping implement evidence-based HIV/AIDS programs that empower governmental and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, CDC supports flu and polio surveillance and the development of a National Public Health Institute.

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CDC office (physical presence)
U.S. Assignees: 3 FTEs; 1 Contractor
103 Locally Employed

Côte d’Ivoire at a Glance

Population: 20,646,000
Per capita income: $1,640
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 54/51 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 97/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010, 2010
  1. Malaria 14%
  2. HIV 11%
  3. Lower Respiratory Infections 9%
  4. Diarrheal Disease 8%
  5. Tuberculosis 6%
  6. Road Injuries 5%
  7. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  8. Meningitis 4%
  9. Sepsis 3%
  10. Cancer 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • CDC supported the Institute Pasteur-Cote d’Ivoire to become the WHO National Influenza Center and to establish the only BSL3 Tuberculosis Laboratory in country.
  • 11,022 HIV-positive pregnant women received antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmission of HIV to their infants in 2012 through CDC support.
  • 81,437 men, women, and children received antiretroviral treatment at CDC supported sites in 2012.
  • 14,734 TB patients were tested for HIV in integrated CDC supported HIV testing and treatment in TB treatment centers in 2011.
  • CDC supported the GoCI to put in place a national external quality assurance program for HIV, hematology, and biochemistry laboratory testing.
  • Page last reviewed: February 25, 2014
  • Page last updated: February 25, 2014
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