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: $12,240
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 61/58 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 42/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau Fact Sheet, 2014
Top 10 Causes of DeathSource: GBD Compare, 2010
- Tuberculosis 11.6%
- Influenza and pneumonia 7.2%
- Intestinal infectious diseases 5%
- Other forms of heart disease 4.7%
- Cerebrovascular diseases 4.5%
- Diabetes mellitus 3.9%
- HIV 3.4%
- Hypertensive disease 2.7%
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2.4%
- Other viral diseases 2.3%
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.
Welcome to South Africa
After a few months of working out details and ironing out logistics, I’m thrilled to be working here in South Africa.
January 16, 2015
Closing the Loop in Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Phases
Laboratory diagnostic tests play a critical role in the provision of relevant healthcare services.
August 07, 2014
Partnerships Bolster African Labs
Adequate diagnostic capacity is key to improving global health.
July 30, 2013
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