Spread of COVID-19 in the GambiaSince the beginning of the pandemic until January 28th, 2023, a total of 12,586 infected people and 372 deaths have been reported in the Gambia.
The total of 12,586 infected people currently represents 0.52 percent of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 815,861 vaccine doses have been administered as of November 13th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 934,799 people who have received at least one vaccination (38.7 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 31,322 people (1.3 percent).
454,613 of these are considered fully vaccinated in the Gambia (= 18.8 percent).
This means that Gambia is one of the countries with the worst vaccination coverage in the world.The vaccination rate is higher in 210 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||168 cm||161 cm|
|Weight||65.8 kg||63.8 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.14%||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 the Gambia, 11.1 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 the Gambia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.1 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 284 physicians in the Gambia, there are about 0.11 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 21 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.
Drinking water supplyExplanation of the graph:
Red line: access to water supply via wells or delivered drinking water
Green bars: Permanent access to running and tested drinking water connection
Only around 45 percent of the population has access to an immediately available running water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 81 peprcent of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74 percent of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98 percent. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10 percent.