Health in the Republic of the Congo
The Republic of the Congo face a number of ongoing health challenges.
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. Health expenditure was at US$30 per capita in 2004. There were 20 doctors per 100,000 persons in the early 2000s (decade).
The 2014 CIA estimated average life expectancy in the Republic of the Congo was 58.52 years.
The entire population of the Republic of the Congo is at high risk of malaria and transmission is intense all year round. The annual reported number of malaria cases in 2012 was 117,640 with 623 deaths.
Yellow fever is also endemic to the Congo.
A large proportion of the population is undernourished.
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