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 67.1 years for men and 71.1 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 3.4 years lower (men: 70.2 / women: 74.7 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Weight and size

Body height160 cm151 cm
Weight54.3 kg48.3 kg


Timor-LesteØ worldwide
Diabetes *6.70%8.81%

* The number of people with diabetes refers only to residents aged 20 to 79 years.

Child vaccinations

Timor-LesteØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.08%0.08%
DTP *8.30%8.59%

* 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 even exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 5.9 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The worldwide average here is 2.7 beds and within the EU there are even 5.6 beds for every 1000 inhabitants.

With about 913 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 0.72.

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.