CDC in Côte d’Ivoire

CDC in Côte d’lvoire

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established a field research station in Côte d’Ivoire in 1987 for the Retrovirus Côte d’Ivoire (CDC Retro-CI) project on the emerging HIV epidemic. The launch of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in 2004 expanded CDC’s support. CDC works closely with Côte d’Ivoire to address HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and influenza as well as strengthening its laboratory, surveillance, and workforce capacity to respond to disease outbreaks in support of the Global Health Security Agenda.

Côte d’lvoire map

What CDC is Doing in Côte d’Ivoire

CDC Impact in Côte d’Ivoire
  • More than 18,000 TB cases were diagnosed at PEPFAR supported sites in 2018; 98 percent of which were tested for HIV, with 20 percent TB/HIV co-infection rate, and 10 percent of infected patients received antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene adopted the TB preventive treatment with CDC support.
  • Two thirds of eligible patients accessed viral load testing at least once a year, with 82% coverage in children less than 15 years, and 78% of viral suppression in general population.
  • Cote d’ Ivoire’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment was completed in March 2018, and preliminary results are helping redirect strategies.
  • In September 2018, Cote d’Ivoire completed the Violence against Children survey (VACS) with CDC’s technical assistance.
CDC Staff in Côte d’Ivoire
  • 9 U.S. Assignees
  • 105 Locally Employed
Côte d’Ivoire at a Glance
  • Population: 24,294,750
  • Per capita income: $3,820
  • Life expectancy at birth:  F 55/M 52 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 62/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Cote d’Ivoire
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Cote d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Neonatal disorders
  2. HIV/AIDS
  3. Low respiratory infections
  4. Malaria
  5. Ischemic heart disease
  6. Diarrheal diseases
  7. Stroke
  8. Tuberculosis
  9. Congenital defects
  10. Road injuries

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Cote d’Ivoire

Page last reviewed: January 10, 2020
Content source: Global Health