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Table 1 Publications by country over the 25-year period per 1,000,000 of 2015 estimated population

From: Understanding the state of health policy and systems research in West Africa and capacity strengthening needs: scoping of peer-reviewed publications trends and patterns 1990–2015

2015 estimated mid-year Population Popo % 2015 pop Publications Per 1,000,000 of 2015 estimated population
Nigeria 183,523,432 53% 70 0.381
Ghana 26,984,328 8% 41 1.519
Côte d'Ivoire 21,295,284 6% 6 0.282
Niger 19,268,380 6% 6 0.311
Burkina Faso 17,914,625 5% 53 2.958
Mali 16,258,587 5% 11 0.677
Senegal 14,967,446 4% 9 0.601
Guinea 12,347,766 4% 3 0.243
Benin 10,879,828 3% 10 0.919
Togo 7,170,797 2% 1 0.139
Sierra Leone 6,318,575 2% 11 1.741
Liberia 4,503,439 1% 3 0.666
Gambia 1,970,081 1% 3 1.523
Guinea-Bissau 1,787,793 1% 1 0.559
Cape Verde 508,315 0% 0 0.000
Total Population WA 345,698,676 100%   0.000
Several West African    13 0.038
Several African    4 0.012
Multi International    1 0.003
   246 0.712