CDC in Kenya

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.

Kenya Map

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.


CDC Kenya Annual Reports
CDC Staff in Kenya
        • Locally Employed Staff (LES): 128
        • USDH Positions: 25
Kenya at a Glance
        • Population: 49,700,000
        • Per capita income: $1,640
        • Life expectancy at birth women/men: 65/60 yrs
        • Infant mortality rate: 39/1,000 live births

Source: Population Reference Bureau 2017: Kenyaexternal iconexternal icon

Kenya Top 10 Causes of Death
        1. Diarrheal Diseases
        2. HIV/AIDS & TB
        3. Neonatal diseases
        4. Other noncommunicable Diseases
        5. Mental and substance abuse
        6. Cardiovascular diseases
        7. Unintentional Injuries
        8. Nutritional Deficiencies
        9. Neoplasms
        10. NTDs and malaria

Source: https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/external icon

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.

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