CDC in Egypt


CDC has worked with public health institutions in Egypt for over 20 years. CDC works in conjunction with the Egyptian government and other partners to reduce the impact of emerging diseases, build capacity in areas such as lab systems and epidemiology, strengthen immunization services, respond to public health emergencies, and conduct surveillance, surveys, and studies.

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CDC office (physical presence)
5 U.S. Assignees
21 Locally Employed
25 Contractors


Egypt at a Glance

Population: 82,637,400
Per capita income: $5,680
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 75/71 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 23/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011


Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010

  1. Ischaemic heart disease 21%
  2. Stroke 14%
  3. Cancer 9%
  4. Cirrhosis 9%
  5. Lower Respiratory Infections 4%
  6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4%
  7. Chronic Kidney Disease 3%
  8. Road Injuries 2%
  9. Hepatitis 2%
  10. Diabetes 1%

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