South Africa

Girls in Delft, South Africa. May 2012. Photo: Flickr/Sanna Raisanen
Ndebele woman, a community in South Africa. Photo: Flickr/Steve Evans
Boy in classroom, South Africa. Photo: Flickr/John Clarke

IMPALA programme aims to generate scientific knowledge and implementable solutions for issues related to lung health in Africa. The programme, spanning 10 African countries, builds upon a critical mass of internationally excellent clinical and applied health scientists who are experts in lung health and strengthens the capacity of emerging interdisciplinary lung health researchers from Africa.

Key Details

Population Indicators

  • Total Population (millions): 57.8 (HDR 2019)
  • Population ages 15- 64 (of total ppn-millions): 37.9 (HDR 2019)
  • Population under age 15 (% of total ppn): 29% (PRB 2019)
  • Total Fertility Rate (TFR) (births per woman): 2.3 (PRB 2019)

Economic development

  • Gross domestic product (GDP) per Capita (2011 PPP $): 12,143 (HDR 2019)
  • Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of ppn): 55.5% (WB 2014)
  • Share of youth not in education, employment or training, total (% of youth ppn): 32.5% (WB 2019)

Health and well-being

  • Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 28.8 (HDR 2019)
  • Government health expenditure (% of total): 8.1% (HDR 2019)

Education and skills development

  • Literacy rates, adult (%, ages 15 and older): 94.4% (HDR 2019)
  • Government expenditure on education (% of total): 6.1% (HDR 2019)

Environment and Climate

  • Agricultural land (% of land area): 79.8% (WB 2016)
  • Forest area (% of land area): 7.6% (WB 2016)
Sources:
World Bank Reports (WB)
UNDP Human Development Reports 2019 (HDR)
Population Reference Bureau World Population Datasheet 2019 (PRB)

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