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Corona virus and healthcare on the Solomon Islands

Healthcare on the Solomon Islands

Healthcare on the Solomon Islands 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 on the Solomon Islands is 71.2 years for men and 74.7 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.3 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

In total, the sum of 94.96 USD is spent per year and inhabitant. This corresponds to approximately 4.5% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,110.84 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Solomon Islands

By April 19th, 2021, 20 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported in October 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 20 infected people represent 0.0030% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 15th calendar week (04/12/2021 to 04/18/2021) was 1 , representing 0.0 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.


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
15/202110
13/202110
06/202110
05/202100
04/202100
03/202100
02/202100
01/202100
53/202000
52/202000

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height163 cm156 cm
BMI25.627.0
Weight67.9 kg65.9 kg

Diseases

Solomon IslandsØ worldwide
Diabetes *19.00%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.07%0.13%
Malaria13.4%5.7%

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


Child vaccinations

Solomon IslandsØ worldwide
Measles81.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.09%0.09%
Tetanus8.5%0.0%
DTP *9.40%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 Solomon Islands, 37.9% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.


Medical supplies

Corona virus and healthcare on the Solomon IslandsMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals on the Solomon Islands is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.4 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 134 physicians on the Solomon Islands, there are about 0.20 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 24 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).