CDC Kenya Annual Report

CDC Kenya 2017 Annual Report

For nearly 40 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has strengthened public health and laboratory systems in Kenya, creating an integrated and state-of-the-art research and program center. This model ties together multiple program areas, leveraging technical strengths and working in partnership with the Government of Kenya (GOK) to build sustainable public health capacity. CDC Kenya saves lives by conducting research on the effectiveness of new interventions — such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics — and by preventing disease, reducing death and disability, and implementing evidence-based public health programs.

In 2017, CDC Kenya supported responses to 57 outbreaks as they occurred in different parts of the country. We also launched an innovative research program to determine the causes of death in young children, supported workforce development by training Kenyan epidemiologists and public health managers, coordinated a national response to cholera through the Emergency Operations Center, and used new tools to find TB cases throughout the country.

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