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CDC has been collaborating with Ukraine since 2010, when the Kiev Division of Global HIV/AIDS office opened. The main focus for the program is working with the government and other partners to improve the response to the Ukrainian HIV epidemic, the most severe in Europe.

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Supported by CDC research, collaborations, or technical assistance (no staff or physical presence)
2 U.S. Assignees
3 Locally Employed

Ukraine at a Glance

Population: 45,730,000
Per capita income: $6,180
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 75/64 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 9.1/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: WHO World Health Statistics 2006
  1. Ischaemic heart disease 43%
  2. Cerebrovascular disease 16%
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 03%
  4. Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 02%
  5. Self inflicted injuries 02%
  6. Poisonings 02%
  7. Stomach cancer 02%
  8. Cirrhosis of the liver 02%
  9. Colon and rectum cancers 02%
  10. HIV/AIDS 02%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Key laboratory leaders were trained in public health laboratory management
  • Ukrainian AIDS Center staff were given tools to take on responsibilities as new principal recipient of a Global Fund grant
  • Ukrainian health workers were trained on how to best use their data to get answers to pressing health issues
  • Data from a survey on smoking was used to pass tobacco control law
  • Page last reviewed: October 22, 2013
  • Page last updated: October 22, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health
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