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CDC Works in Haiti
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti office opened in 2002 and focused on preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS, providing care and treatment to those already infected, increasing laboratory and strategic information capacity, and building health care infrastructure
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CDC office (physical presence)
9 U.S. Assignees
72 Locally Employed

Haiti at a Glance

Population: 10,573,000
Per capita income: $1,710
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 65/61 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 59/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Disaster* 66%
  2. Stroke 5%
  3. Cancer 3%
  4. Ischemic Heart Disease 2%
  5. Lower Respiratory Infections 2%
  6. Diarrheal Disease 2%
  7. Diabetes 2%
  8. Tuberculosis 1%
  9. Iron-deficiency anemia 1%
  10. HIV/AIDS 1%

Source: GBD Compare , 2010
*Forces of nature, war

Why We're Here

CDC-Haiti focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, increasing lab capacity, and building health care infrastructure.

Where We Work

CDC-Haiti addresses the region's toughest health problems at their source.

What CDC Is Doing

CDC applies cutting edge solutions to reduce disease and protect health.

Our Stories

  • Haiti Earthquake: Remembering help and hope 5 years on
    January 12 marks five years since Haiti was hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. More than 200,000 lives were lost and another 2 million people were displaced when their homes were destroyed...
    January 9, 2015
  • The Beginning of the End of Malaria in Haiti?
    “Test before treatment,” Jeanine Hyppolite repeats the words over and over like a mantra. “I was very impressed by that. It works.”...
    December 31, 2015
  • Moving Haiti Closer to Rabies Control
    Jacque was a 40-year-old carpenter who made furniture to support his family of five. They lived in a small two-room house in the mountains...
    December 30, 2014

CDC Zika Updates

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Latest Outbreak Info

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.
  • Page last reviewed: September 21, 2015
  • Page last updated: September 21, 2015
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