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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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Staff

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

Ghana at a Glance

Population: 25,546,0001
Per capita income: $1,5302
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 65/63 yrs2
Infant mortality rate: 45/1000 live births
Source:
1Population Reference Bureau, 2012
2Population Reference Bureau, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Malaria 13%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 9%
  3. HIV 9%
  4. Stroke 8%
  5. Cancer 6%
  6. Ischemic Heart Disease 5%
  7. Sepsis 4%
  8. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 3%
  9. Road Injuries 3%
  10. Meningitis 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Sentinel surveillance sites for ILI were established and expanded in all ten regions of Ghana, including military sites
  • Commenced accreditation process for four major public health laboratories
  • Trained 125 Ghanaians in monitoring and evaluation
  • Completion of the first ever national level survey of Men who have Sex with Men
  • Trained four groups of FELTP residents
  • Page last reviewed: December 5, 2013
  • Page last updated: December 5, 2013
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