Bloomberg News, Yahoo Finance, Swala Nyeti – CFK Africa Hosts One of CDC’s Largest Overseas Population-Based Disease Surveillance Platforms

CFK Africa, an international nonprofit with offices in Nairobi and the U.S., is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to host one of the largest overseas population-based infectious disease surveillance (PBIDS) initiatives, tracking the spread of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus and informing other public health measures in Kenya.

Since 2007, CFK Africa has partnered with the CDC in Kenya to conduct the surveillance activity among approximately 30,000 residents of Kibera, which is one of the largest informal settlements in Africa and located just outside of Nairobi’s central business district. The surveillance program focuses on monitoring infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrheal and febrile illnesses, as well as Covid-19, which was added during the pandemic.

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