In 2007, Cabo Verde was moved from the "least developed" to "medium development" status, only the second time in history for such a move. Average Life Expectancy is 74 years and the infant Mortality Rate is low at 19 per 1000.
For the 500,000 residents, there are six hospitals, 28 healthcare centers and a variety of private clinics. Per capita gross income is relatively high for Central Africa, at $6,220 (2012) but 28.6% live on <$2/day.
More than 7,500 people in Cabo Verde are suspected of having the Zika Virus, including 170 pregnant women. Because tourism-related industry accounts for about 70% of the GDP, this is likely to harm the economy.
Life expectancy at birth for females is 75.24, much higher than the average (60.34) for sub-saharan Africa.
The most significant causes of death in Cabo Verde are related to blood pressure and high BMI. This is more like the USA and other developed nations than the rest of Central Africa.
Cabo Verde is a collection of 10 islands, (9 are inhabited) off the coast of Senegal, in West Africa. Along with the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores, it is part of the area called Macaronesia. (Greek for "Islands of the Fortunate")