Corona virus and healthcare in Tonga

Healthcare in Tonga

Healthcare in Tonga 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 Tonga is 69.0 years for men and 72.9 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 1.9 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.0 years).

In total, the sum of 236.93 USD is spent per year and inhabitant. This corresponds to approximately 5.1% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,111.08 USD (~ 9.9% of the respective GDP).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Weight and size

Body height175 cm166 cm
Weight93.7 kg93.1 kg


TongaØ worldwide
Diabetes *15.70%8.81%

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

Child vaccinations

TongaØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.90%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.

In Tonga, 30.2% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.

Medical supplies

Corona virus and healthcare in TongaMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Tonga is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.6 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 55 physicians in Tonga, there are about 0.52 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 25 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. The case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).