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CDC began collaborating with Benin in 1999 with a malaria control project. The collaboration broadened substantially in 2006 with the launch of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Benin. Through PMI, CDC works closely with the National Malaria Control Program and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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iconBenin at a Glance

Population: 10,583,034
Per capita income: $1,850
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 61/58 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 67/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau 2014: Benin

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: WHO Country Health Profiles 2012: Benin
  1. Lower Respiratory Infections 13%
  2. Malaria 9%
  3. Stroke 7%
  4. Diarrheal Diseases 5%
  5. Ischemic Heart Disease 5%
  6. Preterm Birth Complications 4%
  7. Meningitis 4%
  8. Birth Asphyxia & Birth Trauma 4%
  9. HIV/AIDS 3%
  10. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Benin has not detected a case of wild poliovirus since July 2009.
  • Page last reviewed: May 11, 2017
  • Page last updated: May 11, 2017
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