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Table 2 West African Lead Authors by country in which research was conducted

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

Country No. Papers No with
West African lead author
% with
West African lead author
Benin 10 8 80%
Burkina Faso 53 14 26%
Cote d’Ivoire 6 5 83%
Gambia 3 1 33%
Ghana 42 31 74%
Guinea 3 0 0%
Guinea Bissau 1 0 0%
Liberia 2 0 0%
Mali 12 1 8%
Niger 5 3 60%
Nigeria 71 59 83%
Senegal 9 5 56%
Sierra Leone 11 0 0%
Togo 1 0 0%
Multi country West Africa 14 5 36%
Multi country Africa 2 0 0%
Multi country international 1 0 0%
Total 246 132 54%