Guinea-Bissau is a coastal country in West Africa with a population of 1.8 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 57 years (male) and 60 years (female). A single-crop economy and political instability give it one of the lowest Human Development Indices in the world, and key health indicators have improved at very slow rates, compounded by low investment by the Ministry of Public Health and by international donors. Guinea-Bissau joined the International Health Partnership (IHP+), which recently transformed to IHP for UHC 2030, in 2013. In January 2016, it joined the EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership, which supports capacity building of the Ministry of Health to better lead the health sector towards universal health coverage related reforms. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators