Although 3% of Bioinformaticians are found in Africa, it’s worth mentioning the top countries in Africa where you are likely to get them.

To get this data, the bioinformatics word in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese were used as a search term on LinkedIn to estimate people with Bioinformatics skills per country. A country like Canada had more Bioinformaticians than the whole african continent combined. USA alone holds 33% of all Bioinformaticians in the world.

There is need to show what countries are on the forefront and which countries lack enough man/womanpower with Bioinformatics skills. All in all the countries listed below are still insufficient of people with Bioinformatics skills. Here is a list of the top countries in terms of Bioinformatics skills in Africa.

  1. Egypt
  2. South Africa
  3. Nigeria
  4. Kenya
  5. Morocco
  6. Tunisia
  7. Ghana
  8. Sudan
  9. Uganda

Here are some of the countries that are worth mentioning when it comes to having Bioinformatics skills

  • Algeria
  • Mauritius
  • Ethiopia
  • Tanzania
  • Cameroon
  • Senegal
  • Zimbambwe

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