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Marlyne, a 13-year-old resident in the Korogocho slum of Nairobi, Kenya, left school at age 10 to help support her family. She was able to return to classes with the help of PEPFAR, CDC, and partner LVCT Health.
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In Kenya, the CDC is addressing the region’s toughest health problems at their source, directly working with vulnerable families and communities in local hospitals, clinics, and labs.

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Kenya at a Glance

Population: 44,306,000
Per capita income: $2,890
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 65/60 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 39/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau 2014: Kenya

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. HIV/AIDS 15%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 12%
  3. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  4. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
  5. Birth Asphyxia & Trauma 4%
  6. Stroke 4%
  7. Preterm Birth Complications 4%
  8. Malaria 3%
  9. TB 3%
  10. Ischemic Heart Disease 3%

Source: WHO Country Health Profiles 2012: Kenya

Why We’re Here

Kenya why we are here

CDC-Kenya’s mission is to promote measurable, substantive public health advances in Kenya and throughout the region.


Where We Work

Kenya where we work

CDC-Kenya addresses the region’s toughest health problems at their source.


What CDC Is Doing

Kenya what cdc is doing

CDC applies cutting edge solutions and technologies to reduce disease and protect health in challenging, underdeveloped places.


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CDC Kenya Annual Report

CDC Kenya Annual Report 2017

CDC Kenya Annual Report

Global Health Security Agenda

CDC is working with Kenya to improve their ability to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats. This work helps meet the U.S. commitment to assist at least 31 countries in reaching the targets outlined in the Global Health Security Agenda. CDC’s extensive global health presence and experience are critical to achieving these targets.

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  • Page last updated: June 1, 2018
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