Health in the Republic of the Congo

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The Republic of the Congo face a number of ongoing health challenges.

Health infrastructure[edit]

Public expenditure health was at 8.9% of the GDP in 2004, whereas private expenditure on health related costs was at 1.3% of private income.[1] Health expenditure was at US$30 per capita in 2004.[1] There were 20 doctors per 100,000 persons in the early 2000s (decade).[1]

Health status[edit]

Life expectancy[edit]

The 2014 CIA estimated average life expectancy in the Republic of the Congo was 58.52 years.[2]

Endemic diseases[edit]

The entire population of the Republic of the Congo is at high risk of malaria and transmission is intense all year round.[3] The annual reported number of malaria cases in 2012 was 117,640 with 623 deaths.[3]

Yellow fever is also endemic to the Congo.


The 2013 HIV prevalence is at 3.4% among 15- to 49-year-olds.[4]


A large proportion of the population is undernourished.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Human Development Report 2009 at the Wayback Machine (archived January 17, 2010).
  2. ^ "CIA - The World Factbook Life Expectancy". Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "African Leaders Malaria Alliance"
  4. ^ Country Comparison :: HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate. CIA – The World Factbook. Retrieved on February 25, 2013.