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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 office (physical presence)
172 U.S. Assignees and Locally Employed

Kenya at a Glance

Population: 44,000,000
Per capita income: $1,700
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 61 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 102/1000 live births
US Census Bureau, International Database, 2012
CIA Factbook, 2012

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. HIV/AIDS 41%
  2. Cancer 8%
  3. Stroke 5%
  4. Diabetes 4%
  5. Tuberculosis 4%
  6. Interpersonal Violence 4%
  7. Diarrheal Disease 4%
  8. Lower Respiratory Infections 3%
  9. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  10. Chronic Kidney Disease 2%
Source: GBD Compare

Why We're Here

CDC-Kenya's mission is to promote measurable, substantive public health advances in Kenya and throughout the region.

Where We Work

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

What CDC Is Doing

CDC applies cutting edge solutions and technologies to reduce disease and protect health in challenging, underdeveloped places.

Our Stories

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.

  • Page last reviewed: March 23, 2016
  • Page last updated: March 23, 2016
  • Content source: Global Health
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