The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti office opened in 2002 and initially 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 systems.
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CDC office (physical presence)
10 U.S. Assignees
70 Locally Employed
Haiti at a Glance
Per capita income: $1,750
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 65/61 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 42/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau 2014: Haiti
Top 10 Causes of Death
CDC-Haiti focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, increasing lab capacity, and building health care infrastructure.
Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti
“Commitment equals success.” Simple and direct as that is, the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria’s Dr. Pat Lammie is convinced it’s the key to eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Haiti...
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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...
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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.”...
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Global Health Security Agenda
CDC is working with Haiti to improve their ability to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats. This work helps meet the U.S. commitment to assist at least 31 countries in reaching the targets outlined in the Global Health Security Agenda. CDC’s extensive global health presence and experience are critical to achieving these targets.
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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