Spread of COVID-19 in MauritaniaSince the beginning of the pandemic until June 4th, 2023, a total of 63,681 infected people and 997 deaths have been reported in Mauritania.
The total of 63,681 infected people currently represents 1.4 percent of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 4.07 million vaccine doses have been administered as of May 14th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 2.10 million people who have received at least one vaccination (45.2 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 383,866 people (8.3 percent).
1.54 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Mauritania (= 33.1 percent).
This puts Mauritania well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 188 countries.
Weight and size
|Body height||165 cm||160 cm|
|Weight||63.4 kg||68.0 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 Mauritania, 10.7 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Mauritania is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.4 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 826 physicians in Mauritania, there are about 0.18 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.
Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 16 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.