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CDC works in Ethiopia

The CDC office in Ethiopia was established in 2001 and works closely with the Ministry of Health and other partners to maintain strong programs in training, treatment, counseling and testing, and lab capacity building.

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CDC office (physical presence)
14 U.S. Assignees
70 Locally Employed

Ethiopia at a Glance

Population: 85,000,000
Per capita income: $870
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 57 /54 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 20/1000 live births
Source: GBD Compare, 2010

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Lower respiratory infections 14 %
  2. Cancer 6 %
  3. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  4. Malaria 6%
  5. Tuberculosis 5%
  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 5%
  7. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  8. Stroke 4%
  9. HIV 3%
  10. Preterm Birth Complications 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • HIV testing and counseling of pregnant women’s partners increased from 13% to 51%
  • Exposed infants enrolled in antiretroviral therapy from 13% to 97%
  • As of September 2012, CDC directly supported the provision of antiretroviral treatment to 167,011 men, women, and children.
  • In FY 2012 alone, CDC directly supported the provision of 10,100 voluntary medical male circumcisions.
  • Page last reviewed: December 4, 2013
  • Page last updated: December 4, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health
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