CDC in Pakistan

map of Pakistan

CDC works with several key public health institutions in Pakistan to strengthen capacity and infrastructure for key public health issues, including workforce development, hepatitis surveillance, and polio eradication. CDC also has strong partnerships with Aga Khan University to foster research in the areas of vaccinations and neonatal infections.

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Staff in Country


Supported by CDC research, collaborations, or technical assistance (no staff or physical presence)
1 U.S. Assignee (with WHO)
1 Locally Employed

Country stats at a glance

Pakistan at a Glance

Population: 176,940,000
Per capita income: $2,680
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 66/64 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 64/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top Ten Causes of Death in country

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010

  1. Ischemic Heart Disease 8%
  2. Cancer 8%
  3. Lower-Respiratory Infections 8%
  4. Stroke 6%
  5. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  6. Neonatal Encephalopathy 5%
  7. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5%
  8. TB 5%
  9. Pre-Term Birth Complications 4%
  10. Diabetes 3%

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