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The CDC office in Nigeria was established in 2001. To achieve CDC-Nigeria’s vision “Public Health Excellence for Healthy Nigerians,” the office supports the Nigerian government in the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease response efforts and programs that contribute to a strengthened public health infrastructure in Nigeria.

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CDC office (physical presence)
7 U.S. Assignees
57 Locally Employed

Nigeria at a Glance

Population: 177,542,000
Per capita income: $5,600
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 53/52 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 69/1000 live births
Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2014

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Malaria 20%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 9%
  3. HIV 9%
  4. Diarrheal Diseases 5%
  5. Road Injuries 5%
  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
  7. Cancer 3%
  8. Meningitis 3%
  9. Stroke 3%
  10. Tuberculosis 2%
Source: GBD Compare

Why We're Here

nurses in Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with more than 170 million people.

What CDC Is Doing

CDC Key Activities in Nigeria

Information about Key CDC Activities and Programs in Nigeria

Our Progress

CDC partners in Nigeria

In Nigeria CDC is improving health and saving lives. Read stories about our progress.

Our Stories

  • Page last reviewed: February 9, 2017
  • Page last updated: February 9, 2017
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