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
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
CDC-Haiti focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, increasing lab capacity, and building health care infrastructure.
CDC-Haiti addresses the region's toughest health problems at their source.
CDC applies cutting edge solutions to reduce disease and protect health.
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CDC Zika Updates
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.
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