CDC in the Dominican Republic has four disease impact goals: 1) eliminate transmission of HIV from pregnant women to babies, 2) prevent new cases of adult HIV among high-risk populations, 3) reduce prevalence of TB, and 4) reduce the impact of outbreaks. To achieve these goals, CDC works closely with partners on epidemiology and surveillance, lab system strengthening, HIV prevention, and outbreak response.
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Dominican Republic at a Glance
Per capita income: $8,110
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 76/69 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 23/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011
Top Causes of Death
- Cardiovascular disease 39%
- External causes 20%
- Cancer 16%
- Infectious diseases 8%
- Transport accidents 5%
- Homicide 3%
Source: Indicadores Basicos de Salud, Republica Dominicana, 2011. Ministerio de Salud Publica, 2012
What CDC Is Doing
CDC Zika Updates
On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated its EOC activation to a Level 1, the highest level.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
- Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
- Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
- Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
- Detect and report cases, which will help prevent further spread.
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