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CDC works in Kazakhstan
Map of Kazakhstan

CDC has long collaborated with Ministries of Health in Central Asia to better recognize and respond to serious public health threats. In 1995, CDC formally established a Central Asia Regional Office in Kazakhstan to serve as the home base for coordinating activities throughout the region. Within the region, CDC aims to strengthen capacity to detect, prevent, and control disease and to respond to public health threats.

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CDC office (physical presence)
3 U.S. Assignees
16 Locally Employed

iconKazakhstan at a Glance

Population: 16,793,000
Per capita income: $10,320
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 74/63 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 18/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2012

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010
  1. Ischemic Heart Disease 30 %
  2. Stroke 16%
  3. Cancer 15%
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3%
  5. Self-Harm 3%
  6. Cirrhosis 3%
  7. Road Injuries 3%
  8. Neonatal Encephalitis 2%
  9. Lower Respiratory Infections 1%
  10. Interpersonal Violence 1%

What CDC Is Doing

  • A blood safety study found 50% of HIV-infected donor blood was missed by standard lab testing, prompting the Kazakhstan government to overhaul the national transfusion service.
  • A 2012 systematic review found that Central Asia scientists publish only 5.6 first-authored publications per month (Kazakhstan, 32%) in Medline-indexed journals, resulting in CDC-CAR introducing multiple programs to improve scientific output of Central Asia scientists.
  • Kazakhstan is participating in international influenza virus monitoring and has contributed local strains to international influenza virus banks.
  • 85% of the CAR/FETP graduates work in their respective government’s health system.
  • Page last reviewed: August 13, 2014
  • Page last updated: August 13, 2014
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