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Guinea Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world. Affected by chronic instability, the country has undergone a series of coups over the last twenty years.
The government formed after the 2014 presidential elections has launched a range of reforms. However, the country faces many challenges: Guinea-Bissau has a high rate of diseases related to malnutrition, in particular in pregnant women, which explains the high levels of mother and child mortality.
Health services are understaffed and staff are insufficiently qualified meaning these services are significantly underdeveloped. The education sector is no exception to the rule either - just 64% of children reached the end of their primary education in 2010. Life expectancy at birth is 54.3 years at best, and the annual income per inhabitant is just over $1,000 US dollars.