Corona virus and healthcare in Belarus

Healthcare in Belarus

Healthcare in Belarus is slightly above average in a global 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 Belarus is 69.3 years for men and 79.2 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 1.8 years lower (men: 70.2 / women: 74.7 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Belarus

The inhabitants of Belarus are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By April 1st, 2020, 152 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on February 27th, 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 March 31st with 47 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Belarus

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.

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height178 cm166 cm
BMI26.526.9
Weight84.0 kg74.1 kg

Diseases

BelarusØ worldwide
Diabetes *5.00%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.03%0.13%
HIV / Aids0.04%0.04%

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


Child vaccinations

BelarusØ worldwide
Measles97.0%86.0%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.70%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 Belarus, 26.7% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
5 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Belarus is above average and even exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 11.0 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 38,700 physicians in Belarus, there are about 4.08 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 4.08.

Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 24 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 at a distance of no more than 30 minutes or supplied water, 96% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. The population is thus better served than average. In a global comparison, only about 71% 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.