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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)
40 U.S. staff
111  Kenyan CDC staff

Kenya at a Glance

Population: 43,013,0001
Per capita income: $1,5702
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 59/56 yrs2
Infant mortality rate: 102/1000 live births
1Kenya 2011 National Census
2 CIA Factbook, 2012

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. HIV 18%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 11%
  3. Malaria 8%
  4. Diarrheal Disease 6%
  5. Cancer 5%
  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 5%
  7. Stroke 4%
  8. Sepsis 6%
  9. Preterm Birth Complications 4%

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

  • Page last reviewed: May 7, 2015
  • Page last updated: May 7, 2015
  • Content source: Global Health
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