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Democratic Republic of Congo
According to 2012 WHO estimates, life expectancy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is approximately 50 years. Infant mortality rates are high, and the maternal mortality rate is among the highest in the world. Prevailing diseases include malaria, tuberculosis (TB), and cholera. In addition, a 2013 UNAIDS report ranked the DRC 12th in AIDS-related deaths worldwide with an estimated 34,000 new cases of HIV infection and 440,000 people living with HIV.
CCGHE has identifed the DRC as a country in great need of clinical training, and inroads to improving health care education have begun. CCGHE webcasts Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases (ID) Grand Rounds to centers in the DRC and provides open access to all LIVE and ARCHIVED sessions via the CCGHE website. CCGHE has plans to develop and deploy many more distance education courses to this country.