Ministry of Health releases “Maldives Health Statistics 2020”
The Department of Health has released “Maldives Health Statistics 2020”.
The book was released at a special ceremony held at the Ministry of Health on Sunday.
Special Adviser on Social Policy, Dr. Mustafa Luthfy was the chief guest at the function.
This book includes important data such as births and deaths, disease burden, public health and human resources in the health sector. Some of the statistics included in the book show that 40% of medical professionals working in the Maldives are specialists.
According to statistics made public, 59% of the nurses working in the Maldives are locals.
Statistics show that more than half of the births in the Maldives have taken place by caesarean section.
Ministry statistics show that 35% of admissions were due to non-communicable diseases.
The book also includes a chapter on the COVID-19 situation in the Maldives. It is reported that more than 13,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Maldives in 2020.
The Ministry of Health says the findings of the Maldives Health Statistics 2020 will help in making evidence-based decisions and in formulating and strengthening policies for improving the health sector. In addition, the results will also help in results-based planning of health programs and health interventions.