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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172 U.S. Assignees and Locally Employed
Kenya at a Glance
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
- HIV/AIDS 41%
- Cancer 8%
- Stroke 5%
- Diabetes 4%
- Tuberculosis 4%
- Interpersonal Violence 4%
- Diarrheal Disease 4%
- Lower Respiratory Infections 3%
- Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
- Chronic Kidney Disease 2%
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.
Rosemary’s Journey: Kenya’s First Medically Assisted Therapy Program to Reduce HIV Transmission among People Who Inject Drugs
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An AIDS-free Future: CDC Helping Young Women Achieve Their DREAMS
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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
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Kenya makes great strides towards Rabies Elimination
November 3, 2015
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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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