CDC in Ethiopia

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established an office in Ethiopia in 2001. CDC works closely with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health and other partners to address HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases. CDC also supports efforts to build capacity in workforce development and health systems strengthening. CDC provides technical expertise to meet national immunization goals and international resolutions to eradicate polio, eliminate measles, and strengthen the national immunization program in Ethiopia.

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What CDC is Doing in Ethiopia

CDC Impact in Ethiopia
  • As of September 2018, more than 466,604 men, women, and children were receiving life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART).
  • Almost 6 million people were tested for HIV between October 2017 and October 2018.
  • Between October 2017 and October 2018, 13,707 HIV-positive pregnant women were identified, and 100% were receiving lifelong ART in CDC-supported sites to improve their survival and to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • As of December 2018, 372 fellows  graduated from the advanced track of the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), reaching 70% of the GHSA target.
  • An additional 291 fellows graduated from the FETP frontline track from 25% of Ethiopia’s 1,021 districts, with plans to reach the GHSA target of 80% coverage by the end of 2019.
CDC Staff in Ethiopia
  • 17 U.S. Assignees
  • 72 Locally Employed
Ethiopia at a Glance
  • Population: 104,957,438 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $1,890 (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 67 /M 64 yrs
  • Infant mortality rate: 40/1,000 live births

World Bank 2018, Ethiopia
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Ethiopia

Ethiopia Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Neonatal disorders
  2. Diarrheal diseases
  3. Lower respiratory infections
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Ischemic heart disease
  6. Stroke
  8. Cirrhosis
  9. Meningitis
  10. Protein-energy malnutrition

GBD Compare 2018, Cameroon

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