Regional Health Profile: West Africa
Health Division Document
Birger Carl Forsberg
The Regional Health Profile of West Africa shows that - The countries in the region are poor and little developed in an international comparison. Generally the region has had little or no development in the last decade when calculated per capita. - Civil conflicts have affected many of the countries, sometimes resulting in a complete collapse of the government system. -The countries rely heavily on aid. A great number of donors and non-governmental organisations are active in the region.