Corona virus and healthcare in French Polynesia

Healthcare in French Polynesia

Healthcare in French Polynesia 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 in French Polynesia is 75.2 years for men and 79.5 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 4.9 years lower (men: 70.2 / women: 74.7 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in French Polynesia

The inhabitants of French Polynesia are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By April 1st, 2020, 37 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 18th, 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 20th with 12 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in French Polynesia

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

Body height177 cm165 cm
Weight92.7 kg80.3 kg


French PolynesiaØ worldwide
Diabetes *19.50%8.81%

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

Medical supplies

With about 471 physicians in French Polynesia, there are about 1.70 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 1.70.

Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 0 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.