CDC in Haiti

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established an office in Haiti in 2002 with an initial focus on HIV/AIDS. After a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010, CDC’s support expanded to address Haiti’s critical health needs, such as cholera, as well as longer-term public health interventions. CDC’s increased support to the Ministry of Public Health and Population has resulted in substantial advances in health security and public health system strengthening in Haiti.

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What CDC is Doing in Haiti

CDC Impact in Haiti

98% of all pregnant women seen at a health facility were tested for HIV.

The National Surveillance Network expanded from 51 sites in 2010 to 652 sites in 2018, covering more than 60% of the health facilities in Haiti.

100% of TB patients received an HIV test, and 100% of TB-HIV patients received ART in 2018.

TB treatment success rate (~82%) is among the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Approximately 5 million individuals are no longer at risk of lymphatic filariasis due to successful implementation of mass drug administration in 101 of 140 communes.

The risk of dying from rabies decreased by 60% in communities participating in the Haiti Animal Rabies Surveillance Program.

CDC Staff in Haiti
  • 10 U.S. Assignees
  • 54 Locally Employed
Haiti at a Glance
  • Population: 10,981,229 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $1,830
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 67/M 62 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 59/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Haiti Population Reference Bureau 2018, Haiti

Haiti Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. lschemic heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Lower respiratory infections
  4. Neonatal disorders
  5. Road injuries
  6. Diabetes
  8. Diarrheal diseases
  9. Congenital defects
  10. Interpersonal violence

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Haiti

Page last reviewed: August 26, 2019
Content source: Global Health