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Mauritania Health & Education  

The health services of Mauritania are poorly developed. There is only one large hospital in Nouakchott, and around this large country 25 health centres (15 are maternity clinics). Health services are provided for free for citizens on low income.Widespread diseases of Mauritania are tuberculosis, intestinal and eye diseases.

HEALTH
 
Life expectancy: Women 53.7 years, men 49.4 years.
Population growth: 2.9%.
Fertility rate: 6.2 children/woman.
Infant mortality rate: 7.5%.

EDUCATION
 
Literacy rate: Women 31%, men 51%.
Universities: 1.
Students: 0.4%.
  
HEALTH:

The health services of Mauritania are poorly developed. There is only one large hospital in Nouakchott, and around this large country 25 health centres (15 are maternity clinics). Health services are provided for free for citizens on low income.
Widespread diseases of Mauritania are tuberculosis, intestinal and eye diseases.

EDUCATION:

The literacy rate of Mauritania is poor, only 41%. School is compulsory for all children and free for all. But for many children there exist no service. It is only in the cities that proper schools are found. 83% of the children attend school, while 21% attend secondary school.
The country's only university, the University of Nouakchott was opened in 1981 and has about 10,000 students and 254 teachers (2004). It offers education in letters and human sciences, law, economics, and a research for mining and industry. In addition does Nouakchott have a college of public administration.

 
Source: WHO  

 
   

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