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CDC programs in Senegal

CDC has provided assistance for HIV/AIDS in Senegal since 2001, starting with the “Leadership and Investment in Fighting an Epidemic” Initiative. CDC currently focuses on strengthening HIV strategic information. In 2006, CDC began collaborating with the government on the launch of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.

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Senegal at a Glance

Population: 13,108,000
Per capita income: $1,810
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 61/59 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 51/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Malaria 13%
  2. Lower Respitory Infections 12%
  3. Diarrheal Diseases 10%
  4. Cancer 6%
  5. Sepsis 4%
  6. Other Neonatal Disorders 4%
  7. Tuberculosis 3%
  8. Meningitis 3%
  9. Preterm Birth Complications 3%
  10. HIV 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • 63% of households own insecticide- treated nets to prevent malaria.

  • The number of children under 5 years old infected with malaria dropped 50% from 2008 to 2010.

  • CDC support to Senegal’s national reference lab resulted in an expansion of existing HIV surveillance activities, enhanced data management, and analytic support.

  • Global polio eradication activities contributed to the absence of polio cases in Senegal since 2010.

  • Page last reviewed: April 1, 2015
  • Page last updated: April 1, 2015
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