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Corona virus and healthcare in Algeria

Healthcare in Algeria

Healthcare in Algeria is rather above average in a worldwide comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age in Algeria is 75.7 years for men and 78.1 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 4.1 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.0 years).

A total of 255.87 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 6.2% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,111.08 USD (~ 9.9% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Algeria

46th calendar week (11/15/2021 to 11/21/2021): 0.3 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By November 22nd, 2021, 208952 infected persons and 6021 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear.

The total of 208,952 infected people represent 0.48% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 46th calendar week was 982 , representing 0.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.


The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Algeria results in a mortality rate of 2.9%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
46/202198237
45/202181439
44/202170425
43/20211,16630
42/2021020
41/202168917
40/202180831
39/20211,06745
38/20211,12283
37/20211,532116

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height174 cm162 cm
BMI24.726.5
Weight74.6 kg69.4 kg

Diseases

AlgeriaØ worldwide
Diabetes *6.70%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.06%0.13%
Malaria0.0%5.7%
HIV / Aids0.01%0.03%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.


Child vaccinations

AlgeriaØ worldwide
Measles80.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.09%0.08%
Tetanus9.8%0.0%
DTP *9.10%8.57%

* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.

In Algeria, 18.8% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
7 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Corona virus and healthcare in AlgeriaMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Algeria is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.9 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 80,200 physicians in Algeria, there are about 1.83 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.

Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 14 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.

Supply with drinking water


Only around 72 percent of the population has access to an immediately available running water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 94% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.

Sources

Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).