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Public health and Covid-19 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Healthcare in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Healthcare in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Vincent and the Grenadines is 69.8 years for men and 74.9 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.0 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

A total of 354.81 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 4.8 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 8th, 2023, a total of 9,585 infected people and 123 deaths have been reported in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The total of 9,585 infected people currently represents 8.6 percent of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 73,329 vaccine doses have been administered as of January 27th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 37,481 people who have received at least one vaccination (33.8 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 4,248 people (3.8 percent).

31,600 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (= 28.5 percent).
This puts Saint Vincent and the Grenadines well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 192 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 height177 cm165 cm
BMI26.328.2
Weight82.3 kg76.7 kg

Diseases

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesØ worldwide
Diabetes *11.60%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.09‰1.34‰

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


Child vaccinations

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesØ worldwide
Measles99.0%81.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.70%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 11 percent.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 4.3 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 69 physicians in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are about 0.66 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.

Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 21 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

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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