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 laboratories.
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CDC office (physical presence)
40 U.S. staff
111 Kenyan CDC staff
Kenya at a Glance
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 DeathSource: GBD Compare, 2010
- HIV 18%
- Lower Respiratory Infections 11%
- Malaria 8%
- Diarrheal Disease 6%
- Cancer 5%
- Protein-Energy Malnutrition 5%
- Stroke 4%
- Sepsis 6%
- Preterm Birth Complications 4%
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.
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