CDC has been collaborating with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. Through these alliances, CDC has addressed priority public health challenges in Panama, including HIV/AIDS, TB, field epidemiology training, emerging infectious diseases, and flu preparedness, detection, and response. CDC is also helping strengthen Panama’s health systems by increasing the technical skills of epidemiologists.
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CDC office (physical presence)
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Panama at a Glance
Per capita income: $12,180
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 79/74 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 17/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011
Top 10 Causes of DeathSource: WHO World Health Statistics 2006
- Ischaemic heart disease 12%
- Cerebrovascular disease 11%
- Diabetes mellitus 6%
- Perinatal conditions 6%
- Lower respiratory infections 4%
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3 %
- Road traffic accidents 3%
- Prostate cancer 3%
- Violence 2%
- Stomach cancer 2%
What CDC Is Doing
CDC Zika Updates
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
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- Page last updated: October 22, 2013
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