Spread of COVID-19 in BeninSince the beginning of the pandemic until March 22nd, 2023, a total of 27,999 infected people and 163 deaths have been reported in Benin.
The total of 27,999 infected people currently represents 0.23 percent of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 4.23 million vaccine doses have been administered as of December 18th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 3.70 million people who have received at least one vaccination (30.5 percent).
2.74 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Benin (= 22.6 percent).
This means that Benin is one of the countries with the worst vaccination coverage in the world.The vaccination rate is higher in 202 countries.
Weight and size
|Body height||168 cm||158 cm|
|Weight||63.8 kg||60.9 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.02%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Benin, 6.9 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 17 percent.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Benin is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.5 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 2,040 physicians in Benin, there are about 0.16 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 23 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.