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Public health and Covid-19 in Paraguay

Healthcare in Paraguay

Healthcare in Paraguay is slightly above average in a global 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 Paraguay is 70.4 years for men and 76.2 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.9 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

A total of 388.39 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 7.2 percent of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,115.01 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of COVID-19 in Paraguay

Current incidence in the week ending 02/05/2023: 6.7 new infections per 100,000 population

Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 5th, 2023, a total of 733,907 infected people and 19,820 deaths have been reported in Paraguay.

The total of 733,907 infected people currently represents 10.29 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 5th, 2023, was 478, for a 7-day incidence of 6.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 42 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 2.7 percent in Paraguay.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 9.54 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 27th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 3.98 million people who have received at least one vaccination (55.9 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 1.66 million people (23.2 percent).

3.54 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Paraguay (= 49.6 percent).
Thus, Paraguay belongrather to the lower midfield in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 145 countries.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height173 cm159 cm
BMI26.526.9
Weight79.4 kg68.4 kg

Diseases

ParaguayØ worldwide
Diabetes *9.60%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.48‰1.34‰
Malaria0.0%5.7%
HIV / Aids0.02%0.03%

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


Child vaccinations

ParaguayØ worldwide
Measles68.0%81.7%
Hepatitis B0.07%0.08%
Tetanus9.6%0.0%
DTP *7.00%8.14%

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

In Paraguay, 11.5 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 8 percent.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in ParaguayMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Paraguay is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.8 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 9,160 physicians in Paraguay, there are about 1.37 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 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 16 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.

Drinking water supply

Explanation of the graph:
Red line: access to water supply via wells or delivered drinking water
Green bars: Permanent access to running and tested drinking water connection


Only around 64 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, 100 peprcent of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74 percent of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98 percent. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10 percent.

Sources

The above data correspond to the information from 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 COVID-19 come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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