Corona virus and healthcare in New Caledonia

Healthcare in New Caledonia

Healthcare in New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia is 75.1 years for men and 79.3 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 4.6 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in New Caledonia

By January 18th, 2021, 44 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.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 44 infected people represent 0.015% of the country's total population.

Covid 19 virus infected in New Caledonia

The graph shows the number of infected persons reported per calendar week.

Fatalities have not yet been reported. 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
02/202140
01/202100
53/202020
52/202010
51/202010
50/202010
49/202030
48/202000
47/202020
46/202010

Weight and size

MaleFemale
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Diseases

New CaledoniaØ worldwide
Diabetes *21.80%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.01%0.13%

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


Medical supplies

With about 570 physicians in New Caledonia, there are about 1.98 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 0 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

Supply with drinking water

About 97 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, 99% 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 97%. 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 daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).