Public health and Covid-19 in Saint Lucia

Healthcare in Saint Lucia

Healthcare in Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia is 70.0 years for men and 77.1 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 1.2 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

A total of 502.18 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 4.3 percent of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,115.01 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).

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Spread of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia

Since the beginning of the pandemic until March 31st, 2023, a total of 30,028 infected people and 409 deaths have been reported in Saint Lucia.

The total of 30,028 infected people currently represents 16.35 percent of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 122,977 vaccine doses have been administered as of March 10th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 60,140 people who have received at least one vaccination (32.8 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 7,866 people (4.3 percent).

54,971 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Saint Lucia (= 29.9 percent).
This puts Saint Lucia well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 191 countries.

Weight and size

Body height176 cm165 cm
Weight91.1 kg82.4 kg


Saint LuciaØ worldwide
Diabetes *11.60%8.81%

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

Child vaccinations

Saint LuciaØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.08%0.08%
DTP *8.00%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.

The number of underweight newborns is 10 percent.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in Saint LuciaMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Saint Lucia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.3 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 19 physicians in Saint Lucia, there are about 0.11 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 18 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.


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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