In the 90s: Gabon and Ebola
Written by Harriet Mensah-Menson , 29/08/2020
Gabon is a Central African country that borders Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of Congo. With most of the country — about 75–85% — covered by forests; it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world (1). Gabon is one of a few Sub-Saharan countries that holds upper middle income status, with a gross domestic product per capita [the amount of a country’s wealth divided by the number of people in that country] at $5990 USD due to its wealth of natural resources(2).