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Table 2 Number of medical publications in HIV/AIDS in relation to indicators, sub-Saharan Africa, 1981-2009

From: Pattern and determinants of HIV research productivity in sub-Saharan Africa: bibliometric analysis of 1981 to 2009 PubMed papers

  Total publications PUBLICATIONS per
Rank Country Number (%) Gross Domestic Product Total expenditure on health Expenditure on education Adult literacy rate HIV patients
1 South Africa 8361 (34.1) Uganda South Africa South Africa South Africa Comoros
2 Uganda 1987 (8.1) Zimbabwe Kenya Uganda Uganda Gambia
3 Kenya 1778 (7.3) Malawi Congo Kenya Kenya Guinea-Bissau
4 Tanzania 1198 (4.9) DR Congo Uganda Congo Guinea Guinea
5 Nigeria 1120 (4.6) Tanzania Nigeria Zambia Tanzania Senegal
6 Zimbabwe 1045 (4.3) Kenya Tanzania Cameroon Nigeria Congo
7 Zambia 922 (3.8) Ethiopia Zambia Ivory coast Ethiopia Madagascar
8 Malawi 890 (3.6) South Africa Ivory coast Guinea Malawi Gabon
9 Guinea 640 (2.6) Guinea Zimbabwe Ethiopia Zambia Rwanda
10 Congo 639 (2.6) Rwanda Guinea Rwanda Ivory coast Equatorial Guinea