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)
10 U.S. Assignees
62 Locally Employed
Nigeria at a Glance
Per capita income: $12,840
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 54/52 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 36/1000 live births
Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011
Top 10 Causes of DeathSource: GBD Compare, 2010
- Malaria 20%
- Lower Respiratory Infections 19%
- HIV 9%
- Diarrheal Diseases 5%
- Road Injuries 5%
- Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%Tuberculosis 3%
- Cancer 3%
- Meningitis 3%
- Stroke 3%
- Tuberculosis 2%
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with more than 170 million people.
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Where We Work
Working in collaboration with dozens of partners in Nigeria, CDC is improving health and saving lives.
We collaborate with dozens of partners in Nigeria, including government and parastatal agencies, private institutions, universities.
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