About this project

The C-19 Global South Observatory aims to monitor the status, impacts and implications of the crisis in countries of the Global South through succinct and analytical Country Briefs, which provide a thorough overview of the situation in each country, informed by DPA and ADE‘s network of local experts. Each Country Brief attempts to provide relevant and necessary contextual factors to characterize the current status of the pandemic, information that will be crucial to anticipate future needs. Particularly, we aim to understand the scope of the government’s current response and capacity, actions that have been put in place to mitigate the spread and effect of the pandemic, and to identify sources of vulnerability and risk. 

The observatory looks to strengthen local  awareness, information, capacities and connections to help countries and communities deal with COVID-19.

Briefs are updated once per week, and more will be added soon.

We want to hear from you

For more information, or if you want to share ideas, concerns or questions, please emails us at covid19@datapopalliance.org

If you want to help us produce a Country brief for a Global South country currently missing in the C-19 Global South Observatory, please download this template and get in touch. Thank you!

Overview. Graph 1) Evolution of confirmed cases around the world, Graph 2) & 3) Confirmed cases & Fatalities in selected countries of the Global South

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* The data used to create the graphs above comes from the data repository of COVID-19 cases, made by Johns Hopkins University and available on this Github link.  NOTE: There can be a day lag between the day when data is updated and the one reflected in the graph, as the data from Johns Hopkins repository is updated around a day after reports are made.

Country Briefs

Latin America & the Caribbean

  • Total population: 203.9 M
  • Population +65: 9%
  • GDP p/c: 16,096 USD
  • Informal sector: 39% (2015)
  • First registered case: 26/02
  • Hospital beds: 1.10 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 3 M
  • Population +65: 9%
  • GDP p/c: 9,327 USD
  • Informal sector: NA
  • First registered case: 10/03
  • Hospital beds: .70 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 18 M
  • Population +65: 12%
  • GDP p/c: 25,223 USD
  • Informal sector: 28% (2018)
  • First registered case: 03/03
  • Hospital beds: 2.20 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 129.2 M
  • Population +65: 7%
  • GDP p/c: 19,845 USD
  • Informal sector: 56% (2019)
  • First registered case: 27/02
  • Hospital beds: .70 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 49 M
  • Population +65: 8%
  • GDP p/c: 15,013 USD
  • Informal sector: 57% (2018)
  • First registered case: 06/06
  • Hospital beds: 5.80 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 32.2 M
  • Population +65: 8%
  • GDP p/c: 14,418 USD
  • Informal sector: 59% (2017)
  • First registered case: 06/03
  • Hospital beds: 2.30 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 17 M
  • Population +65: 5%
  • GDP p/c: 8,462 USD
  • Informal sector: 73% (2017)
  • First registered case: 13/03
  • Hospital beds: 3.70 (per 1,000 people)

Middle East & Africa

  • Total population: 6 M
  • Population +65: 7%
  • GDP p/c: 13,081 USD
  • Informal sector: NA
  • First registered case: 21/02
  • Hospital beds: 1.40 (per 1,000 people)
  • MOZAMBIQUE Mozambique
  • Total population: 29.5 M
  • Population +65: 3%
  • GDP p/c: 1,460 USD
  • Informal sector: 87% (2015)
  • First registered case: 22/03
  • Hospital beds: .30 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 11.5 M
  • Population +65: 3%
  • GDP p/c: 2,425 USD
  • Informal sector: 95% (2011)
  • First registered case: 16/03
  • Hospital beds: .50 (per 1,000 people)
  • SENEGAL Senegal
  • Total population: 15.8 M
  • Population +65: 3%
  • GDP p/c: 3,783 USD
  • Informal sector: 90% (2015)
  • First registered case: 02/03
  • Hospital beds: Not available
  • Total population: 2.3 M
  • Population +65: 3%
  • GDP p/c: 2,612 USD
  • Informal sector: 68% (2012)
  • First registered case: 17/03
  • Hospital beds: 1.10 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 7.8 M
  • Population +65: 3%
  • GDP p/c: 1,774 USD
  • Informal sector: 92% (2014)
  • First registered case: 06/03
  • Hospital beds: .70 (per 1,000 people)
  • Total population: 4.2 M
  • Population +65: 3%
  • GDP p/c: 4,141 USD
  • Informal sector: Not available
  • First registered case: 13/03
  • Hospital beds: Not available
  • Total population: 11.7 M
  • Population +65: 7.7%
  • GDP p/c: 3,783 USD
  • Informal sector: 32% (2015)
  • First registered case: 02/03
  • Hospital beds: Not available

Asia