Public health and Covid-19 on the Maldives

Healthcare on the Maldives

Healthcare on the Maldives 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 on the Maldives is 77.8 years for men and 81.0 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 6.6 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).

A total of 854.37 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 8.0% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,121.97 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Maldives

Current incidence in the week ending 10/03/2022: 7.0 new infections per 100,000 population

Since the beginning of the pandemic until October 3rd, 2022, a total of 185,042 infected people and 308 deaths have been reported on the Maldives.

The total of 185,042 infected people currently represents 34.23% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding October 3rd, 2022, was 38, for a 7-day incidence of 7.0 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.2 percent on the Maldives.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 950,888 vaccine doses have been administered as of September 26th, 2022. 399,102 people have received at least one vaccination (73.8%). The booster vaccination was received by 166,823 people (30.9%).

384,963 of these are considered fully vaccinated on the Maldives (= 71.2%).
This means that the Maldives are still among the fairly good midfield countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 77 countries.

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 Covid19 virus topic page.

Weight and size

Body height168 cm154 cm
Weight69.2 kg62.4 kg


MaldivesØ worldwide
Diabetes *9.20%8.81%

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

Child vaccinations

MaldivesØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.60%8.21%

* 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.

On the Maldives, 25.2% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
12 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 on the MaldivesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals on the Maldives is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 4.3 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 564 physicians on the Maldives, there are about 1.04 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 of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 12 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 case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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