Three quarters of the population has access to clean
water (2012). Malaria is a major problem in the country and
1 percent of the population aged 15-49 is estimated to be
infected with HIV/AIDS. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of BEN and acronym for Benin.
Access to healthcare is poor; there is one doctor and
five hospital beds per 10,000 residents (2010). However,
maternal health care has been expanded during the 2000s and
qualified staff are available at more than four out of five
deliveries. In 2012, 10 percent of government spending was
spent on health care.