CDC started work in South Africa in 1989, helping partners address HIV. In 1994, CDC began to collaborate with the government to conduct epidemiology training, develop national health goals and objectives, develop national HIV clinical, ethical, and research guidelines, and support HIV and TB programs.
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South Africa at a Glance
Per capita income: $12,700
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 63/59 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 34/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau 2014: South Africa
Top 10 Causes of Death
- Tuberculosis 8%
- Influenza and pneumonia 5.2%
- HIV 5.1%
- Cerebrovascular diseases 4.9%
- Diabetes mellitus 4.8%
- Other forms of heart disease 4.6%
- Hypertensive Heart Disease 3.7%
- Intestinal infectious diseases 3.4%
- Other viral diseases 3%
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2.6%
HIV/AIDS is one of the main challenges facing South Africa, with one of the highest numbers of infected adults and children in the world.
CDC works with approximately 55 prime partners and 200 sub-partners in all nine of South Africa’s provinces and with the national, provincial, and district health departments.
CDC works with partners to improve the country's public health foundation, prevent HIV, provide HIV care, and strengthen lab capacity.
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