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Corona virus and healthcare 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 77.5 years for men and 80.8 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 6.3 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.0 years).

In total, the sum of 973.54 USD is spent per year and inhabitant. This corresponds to approximately 9.4% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,111.08 USD (~ 9.9% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Maldives

By October 18th, 2021, 86165 infected persons and 238 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 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 86,165 infected people represent 15.94% of the country's total population.


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, on the Maldives results in a mortality rate of 0.28%. 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.

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
41/20216174
40/20215063
39/20216800
38/20217862
37/20217542
36/20218431
35/20211,1880
34/20218323
33/20218221
32/20217810

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height168 cm154 cm
BMI24.626.3
Weight69.2 kg62.4 kg

Diseases

MaldivesØ worldwide
Diabetes *9.20%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.04%0.13%

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


Child vaccinations

MaldivesØ worldwide
Measles99.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
Tetanus9.9%0.0%
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.

On the Maldives, 28.3% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
12 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Corona virus and healthcare 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 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 561 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.

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