CDC in Cambodia

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established an office in Cambodia in 2002. CDC works with the Cambodian Ministry of Health and other partners to address HIV/AIDS, global health security, malaria, influenza, and other urgent public health issues. CDC also helps strengthen Cambodia’s laboratory, surveillance, and workforce capacity to respond to disease outbreaks.

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What CDC is Doing in Cambodia

CDC Impact in Cambodia
  • Cambodia is a global leader in the fight against HIV. Cambodia was among the first countries to achieve epidemic control and now aims to eliminate HIV.
  • Graduates of the Applied Epidemiology Training Program and the Cambodian Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training Program, participated in 38 outbreak investigations between 2011 and 2018.
  • Focus in Cambodia is to eliminate Malaria by 2030 with CDC and PMI support.
  • The National Institute of Public Health Laboratory outpatient department achieved international standards accreditation in September 2018.
  • CDC supports Cambodia’s progress towards achieving the WHO Western Pacific Region’s twin goals of measles elimination and hepatitis B control.
CDC Staff in Cambodia
  • 6 U.S. Assignees
  • 24 Locally Employed
Cambodia at a Glance
  • Population: 16,005,373 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $3,760
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 71/M 67 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 24/1,000 live births
    Sources:
    World Bank 2018, Cambodia
    Population Reference Bureau 2018, Cambodia
Cambodia Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Stroke
  2. Lower respiratory infections
  3. Cirrhosis
  4. Ischemic heart disease
  5. Neonatal disorders
  6. Road injuries
  7. Mechanical forces
  8. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  9. Tuberculosis
  10. Diabetes

Source:
GBD Compare 2018, Cambodia

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Page last reviewed: August 16, 2019
Content source: Global Health