In Kenya, the CDC is addressing the region's toughest health problems at their source, directly working with vulnerable families and communities in local hospitals, clinics, and labs.
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CDC Kenya 2015 Annual Report
CDC office (physical presence)
172 U.S. Assignees and Locally Employed
Kenya at a Glance
Per capita income: $2,890
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 65/60 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 39/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau 2014: Kenya
Top 10 Causes of Death
- HIV/AIDS 15%
- Lower Respiratory Infections 12%
- Diarrheal Diseases 6%
- Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
- Birth Asphyxia & Trauma 4%
- Stroke 4%
- Preterm Birth Complications 4%
- Malaria 3%
- TB 3%
- Ischemic Heart Disease 3%
CDC-Kenya's mission is to promote measurable, substantive public health advances in Kenya and throughout the region.
CDC-Kenya addresses the region's toughest health problems at their source.
CDC applies cutting edge solutions and technologies to reduce disease and protect health in challenging, underdeveloped places.
New Hope in Combatting an Old Scourge - Rotavirus Vaccine in Kenya
July 25, 2016
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Rosemary’s Journey: Kenya’s First Medically Assisted Therapy Program to Reduce HIV Transmission among People Who Inject Drugs
March 23, 2016
Rosemary traces the scar on her right hand where she used to inject heroin, recounting her 25 years of addiction...
An AIDS-free Future: CDC Helping Young Women Achieve Their DREAMS
November 30, 2015
When you meet Marlyne, you can sense that she has a strength and determination that belies her tender age...
CDC Working to Eliminate Mother-to Child Transmission in Kenya
November 23, 2015
"I first learned I was HIV positive in 2007, when I was pregnant with my first child," says Priscilla...
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Global Health Security Agenda
CDC is working with Kenya 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.
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