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	CDC Works in Ghana
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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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iconStaff

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

iconGhana at a Glance

Population: 27,672,800
Per capita income: $3,960
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 63/60 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 41/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau 2014: Ghana

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: WHO Country Health Profiles 2012: Ghana
  1. Lower Respiratory Infections 11%
  2. Stroke 9%
  3. Malaria 8%
  4. Ischemic Heart Disease 6%
  5. HIV/AIDS 5%
  6. Preterm Birth Complications 4%
  7. Diarrheal Diseases 4%
  8. Birth Asphyxia & Birth Trauma 4%
  9. Meningitis 3%
  10. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 3%

What CDC Is Doing

CDC in Ghana
  • 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: May 11, 2016
  • Page last updated: May 11, 2016
  • Content source: Global Health
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