CDC in Mozambique

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established an office in Mozambique in 2000 with an initial focus on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV under the LIFE Initiative. The launch of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in 2004 and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative in 2005 expanded CDC’s support. CDC works closely with Mozambique to address HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and influenza as well as strengthening its laboratory, surveillance, and workforce capacity to respond to disease outbreaks.

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What CDC is Doing in Mozambique

CDC Impact in Mozambique

More than 820,000 men, women, and children received live-saving HIV treatment in 2018.

More than 95,000 HIV-positive pregnant women received antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in 2018, making it possible for thousands of babies to be born HIV-free.

Directly supported more than 350,000 voluntary medical male circumcisions to reduce new HIV infections in 2018.

Provided technical assistance to develop the 2017-2022 National Malaria Strategy and to design and implement a randomized cluster control study to determine the cost effectiveness of various vector control strategies.

CDC Staff in Mozambique
  • 21 U.S. Assignees
  • 64 Locally Employed
Mozambique at a Glance
  • Population: 29,668,834 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $1,200
  • Life expectancy: F 60/M 56 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 65/1,000 live births

World Bank 2018, Mozambique
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Mozambique

Mozambique Top 10 Causes of Death
  2. Neonatal disorders
  3. Tuberculosis
  4. Malaria
  5. Stroke
  6. Lower respiratory infections
  7. Diarrheal diseases
  8. lschemic heart disease
  9. Congenital defects
  10. Road injuries

GBD Compare 2018, Mozambique

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Page last reviewed: November 16, 2021
Content source: Global Health