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Public health and Covid-19 in Turkmenistan

Healthcare in Turkmenistan

Healthcare in Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan is 64.8 years for men and 71.9 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 4.5 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).

A total of 500.01 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 6.6% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,121.81 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height173 cm162 cm
BMI26.526.6
Weight79.5 kg69.9 kg

Diseases

TurkmenistanØ worldwide
Diabetes *6.10%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.05%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

TurkmenistanØ worldwide
Measles98.0%84.0%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.80%8.30%

* 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 Turkmenistan, 5.5% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
5 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in TurkmenistanThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Turkmenistan is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 4.0 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 13,400 physicians in Turkmenistan, there are about 2.22 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 28 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

Supply with drinking water


About 95 percent of the population has access to an immediately available, running drinking water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 100% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. The population is thus better served than average. In a global comparison, only about 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.

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).

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