The health system in CAR is grossly underprepared to meet the health challenges the country faces. The population suffers from the highest rates of mortality and morbidity in the world. One out of every hundred women will die as a result of child birth. Thirteen percent of children born in CAR will die before they turn five.
Throughout the country, clinics are staffed by unqualified and untrained health providers. Medications of dubious
quality stock the shelves in clinics and pharmacies, with even these being too expensive to buy for most people who live in one of the poorest countries in the world.
On going civil conflict, poor governance, and no signs of economic vitality all but guarantee the continued inadequacy of the health system for decades to come.
of population in need of Humanitarian Assistance
Million People At Risk of Death Without Humanitarian Assistance
Internally Displaced Persons
The humanitarian crisis in CAR continues to worsen in 2018 as continued violence in different parts of the country has forced hundreds of thousands of Central Africans away from their homes. As of August 2018, the United Nations currently estimates the number of these internally displaced people has reached 615,000, totaling roughly 15% of the country’s total population. Over 2.5 million Central Africans are in need of humanitarian assistance, well over half the population.
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