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	CDC Works in Democratic Republic of Congo

CDC established an office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2002. CDC collaborates with the DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) on a variety of areas, including HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), malaria control as a partner in the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), influenza surveillance, rabies surveillance, monkey pox epidemiologic studies, polio eradication and immunization program strengthening.

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CDC office (physical presence)
6 U.S. Assignees
12 Locally Employed

DRC at a Glance

Population: 73,340,200
Per capita income: $700
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 52/48 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 108/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau Fact Sheet, 2014

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: WHO Country Health Profile 2012: DRC
  1. Diarrheal Diseases 12%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 11%
  3. Malaria 7%
  4. Protein-energy Malnutrition 7%
  5. Preterm Birth Complications 5%
  6. Stroke 4%
  7. Birth Asphyxia & Trauma 4%
  8. TB 4%
  9. Meningitis 3%
  10. HIV/AIDS 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • As of September 2014, CDC directly supported the provision of antiretroviral drugs to 4,010 HIV-positive pregnant women to prevent transmission to their infants.
  • As of September 2014, CDC directly supported the provision of antiretroviral treatment to 24,973 adults.
  • DRC has set up 11 sentinel sites for influenza and severe acute respiratory infection surveillance in 5 provinces.
  • Page last reviewed: April 19, 2016
  • Page last updated: April 19, 2016
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