Corona virus and healthcare in East Timor

Healthcare in East Timor

Healthcare in East Timor is slightly below 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 East Timor is 67.3 years for men and 71.4 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 3.3 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in East Timor

The inhabitants of East Timor are now hardly affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. The inhabitants of East Timor are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By October 21st, 2020, 29 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 22nd, 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 country reached its peak so far on April 17th with 12 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in East Timor

The graph shows the number of people infected.

Fatalities have not yet been reported. Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Development in the last days

DateInfected Deaths 
Wed 21st0+0.0%0+∞
Tue 20th0+0.0%0+∞
Mon 19th0+0.0%0+∞
Sun 18th0+0.0%0+∞
Sat 17th0+0.0%0+∞
Fri 16th0+0.0%0+∞
Thu 15th0+0.0%0+∞
Wed 14th0+0.0%0+∞
Tue 13th1+3.6%0+∞
Mon 12th0+0.0%0+∞

Weight and size

Body height160 cm151 cm
Weight54.3 kg48.3 kg


Timor-LesteØ worldwide
Diabetes *6.70%8.81%
HIV / Aids0.03%0.04%

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

Child vaccinations

Timor-LesteØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.08%0.09%
DTP *8.30%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 East Timor, 42.6% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in East Timor is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 5.9 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 931 physicians in East Timor, there are about 0.72 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.

Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 20 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.


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).