CDC in Saudi Arabia

CDC in Saudi Arabia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has worked with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over 20 years. CDC has formed partnerships with the Ministry of Health, WHO, local partners, and other U.S. Government agencies to reduce the impact of emerging diseases, build capacity in laboratory systems and epidemiology, respond to public health emergencies, and conduct surveillance, surveys, and studies.

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What CDC is Doing in Saudi Arabia

CDC Impact in Saudi Arabia
  • More than 140 fellows have graduated from Saudi Arabia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program, now working across Saudi Arabia to quickly contain outbreaks at their source.
CDC Staff in Saudi Arabia
  • 1 U.S. Assignee
Saudi Arabia at a Glance
  • Population: 32,938,213 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $54,770
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 76 /M 73 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 12/1,000 live births

Sources:
World Bank 2018, Saudi Arabia
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. lschemic heart disease
  2. Road injuries
  3. Stroke
  4. Chronic kidney disease
  5. Lower respiratory infections
  6. Alzheimer’s disease
  7. Conflict and terror
  8. Cirrhosis
  9. Neonatal disorders
  10. Diabetes

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Saudi Arabia

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Page last reviewed: October 23, 2019
Content source: Global Health