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The CDC office in Rwanda was established in 2002 to address HIV/AIDS. In 2006, the malaria and flu programs were added. New projects on noncommunicable diseases are being initiated. CDC-Rwanda helps with epidemiology, lab capacity, health policy, surveillance and informatics, and program management, monitoring, and evaluation.

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CDC office (physical presence)
10 U.S. Direct Hire
31 Locally Employed

iconRwanda at a Glance

Population: 10,815,000
GNI per capita (PPP$): $1,130
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 57/54 yrs
Source: 1 US Census Bureau International Database, 2012
2 PRB 2011 World Population Data Sheet

iconTop 8 Causes of Death

  1. Premature Birth 13%
  2. Acute respiratory infections 9%
  3. Cardiac diseases 9%
  4. HIV and Opportunistic Infections 7%
  5. Malaria 6%
  6. Tuberculosis 4%
  7. Malignant Tumors 3%
  8. Physical Injuries 3%
Source: Rwanda Ministry of Health Annual Health Statistics Booklet, 2011

What CDC Is Doing

  • 1,245 HIV-positive pregnant women received antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmission of HIV to their infants PEPFAR annual program results FY2012
  • 29,912 men, women, and children received antiretroviral drugs in 2012 PEPFAR annual program results FY2012
  • 88% TB treatment success rate in 2012, an increase of 58% from 2003
  • 180 of 197 diagnostic and treatment centers offer “one-stop” TB/HIV integrated services in FY 2012 TB division report FY 2012
  • 70% of children under age five had slept under an insecticide treated net in 2010 compared with 13% in 2005 Demographic Health Survey (DHS)
  • Page last reviewed: December 4, 2013
  • Page last updated: December 4, 2013
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