Corona virus and healthcare in the United Arab Emirates

Healthcare in the United Arab Emirates

Healthcare in the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates is 77.1 years for men and 79.2 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 5.5 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in the United Arab Emirates

Currently: 29.7 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By January 18th, 2021, 253261 infected persons and 745 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in January 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 253,261 infected people represent 2.6% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 2nd calendar week (// to //) was 20,279 , representing 29.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.

Covid 19 virus infected in the United Arab Emirates
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in the United Arab Emirates

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 the United Arab Emirates results in a mortality rate of 0.29%. 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. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 232,982 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in the United Arab Emirates a new mortality rate of 0.29%.

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
02/202120,27934
01/202118,25029
53/202012,89625
52/20208,26120
51/20208,62620
50/20208,52025
49/20208,67622
48/20208,76318
47/20208,64522
46/20208,20216

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height173 cm160 cm
BMI28.129.5
Weight84.5 kg75.6 kg

Diseases

United Arab EmiratesØ worldwide
Diabetes *16.30%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.00%0.13%
Malaria0.0%5.7%

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


Child vaccinations

United Arab EmiratesØ worldwide
Measles99.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.09%
DTP *9.90%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 the United Arab Emirates, 18.2% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
13 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in the United Arab Emirates is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.2 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 23,400 physicians in the United Arab Emirates, there are about 2.39 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 17 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.

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 daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).