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CDC Works in Ghana

CDC has collaborated with Ghana since 2009 to support HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. CDC also provides support to the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), flu surveillance, and the Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP).

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CDC office (physical presence)
1 U.S. Assignee
4 Locally Employed

Ghana at a Glance

Population: 27,045,0001
Per capita income: $3,8802
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 62/60 yrs2
Infant mortality rate: 53/1000 live births
1Population Reference Bureau, 2015
2Population Reference Bureau, 2014

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Malaria 9%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 9%
  3. Stroke 8%
  4. HIV 8%
  5. Ischemic Heart Disease 5%
  6. Cancer 5%
  7. Sepsis 4%
  8. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
  9. Pre-term complications 3%
  10. Diarrheal Diseases 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Sentinel surveillance sites for ILI were established and expanded in all ten regions of Ghana, including military sites
  • Trained 125 Ghanaians in monitoring and evaluation
  • Completion of the first ever national level survey of Men who have Sex with Men
  • Trained seven cohorts of FELTP residents
  • Page last reviewed: October 14, 2015
  • Page last updated: October 14, 2015
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