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CDC began collaborating with the government of Liberia in 2007 with the launch of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) there. Through PMI, CDC works closely with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Liberia at a Glance

Population: 4,245,0001
Per capita income: $2902
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 58/56 yrs2
Infant mortality rate: 78/1000 live births2
1 US Census Bureau International Database, 2012
2 PRB 2011 World Population Data Sheet

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Malaria 17%
  2. Lower respiratory infections 11 %
  3. Diarrheal disease 11%
  4. HIV/AIDS 5%
  5. Tuberculosis 3%
  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 5%
  7. Sepsis 4%
  8. Stroke 3%
  9. Preterm Birth Complications 3%
  10. Meningitis 3%

What CDC is Doing

  • Increase from 18% in 2005 Malaria Indicator Survey to 50% in 2010-2011 of proportion of households that owned at least one insecticide treated bednet.

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  • Page last updated: April 1, 2015
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