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Stop Ebola; training in Nigeria

The CDC office in Nigeria was established in 2001. To achieve CDC-Nigeria’s vision “Public Health Excellence for Healthy Nigerians,” the office supports the Nigerian government in the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease response efforts and programs that contribute to a strengthened public health infrastructure in Nigeria.

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CDC office (physical presence)
7 U.S. Assignees
57 Locally Employed

Nigeria at a Glance

Population: 177,542,000
Per capita income: $5,600
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 53/52 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 69/1000 live births
Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2014

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare
  1. Malaria 20%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 9%
  3. HIV 9%
  4. Diarrheal Diseases 5%
  5. Road Injuries 5%
  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
  7. Cancer 3%
  8. Meningitis 3%
  9. Stroke 3%
  10. Tuberculosis 2%

Why We're Here

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with more than 170 million people.

What CDC Is Doing

Information about Key CDC Activities and Programs in Nigeria

Where We Work

Working in collaboration with dozens of partners in Nigeria, CDC is improving health and saving lives.

Who We Are

We collaborate with dozens of partners in Nigeria, including government and parastatal agencies, private institutions, universities.

Our Stories

  • Page last reviewed: July 28, 2015
  • Page last updated: July 28, 2015
  • Content source: Global Health
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