A young girl from Bindo, a community near Lambaréné, Gabon. Photo: Flickr/Sabin Vaccine Institute
The children of Mamboundou, chief of a community near Lambaréné, Gabon. Photo: Flickr/Sabin Vaccine Institute
Smoked fish seller from Gabon. Photo: Flickr/Carlos Reis

AFIDEP is implementing the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS) in Gabon. The project is envisaged to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge on sepsis. The project will also develop and test innovative tools with potential to enhance sepsis diagnosis, treatment and care.

AFIDEP works with research teams in different countries to develop and implement a research uptake strategy to facilitate engagement with policy makers and other key stakeholders throughout the research cycle

ARCS works towards improved survival and quality of life of sepsis patients using relevant innovations at the individual and health system level, through multidisciplinary applied health research.    

Key Details

Population Indicators

  • Total Population (millions): 2.1 (HDR 2019)
  • Population ages 15- 64 (of total ppn-millions): 1.3 (HDR 2019)
  • Population under age 15 (% of total ppn): 38% (PRB 2019)
  • Total Fertility Rate (TFR) (births per woman): 3.6 (PRB 2019)

Economic development

  • Gross domestic product (GDP) per Capita (2011 PPP $): 15,922 (HDR 2019)
  • Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of ppn): 33.4% (WB 2017)
  • Share of youth not in education, employment or training, total (% of youth ppn): N.A

Health and well-being

  • Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 35.1 (HDR 2019)
  • Government health expenditure (% of total): 3.1% (HDR 2019)

Education and skills development

  • Literacy rates, adult (%, ages 15 and older): 82.3% (HDR 2019)
  • Government expenditure on education (% of total): 2.7% (HDR 2019)

Environment and Climate

  • Agricultural land (% of land area): 20% (WB 2016)
  • Forest area (% of land area): 90% (WB 2016)
World Bank Reports (WB)
UNDP Human Development Reports 2019 (HDR)
Population Reference Bureau World Population Datasheet 2019 (PRB)

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