A function was held today to disseminate “Maldives
Health Statistics 2020” at Ministry of Health. The chief guest of the
function was Special Advisor on Social Policy, Dr. Mustafa Luthfy.
This book includes important data such as, birth and
death, burden of diseases, public health and human resources in the
health sector. It also includes a chapter on COVID-19 situation of
Some of the statistics included in this book shows
that 40% of medical professionals working in the Maldives are
specialists, 59% of nurses working in the Maldives were locals, more
than half of births in Maldives were delivered via Cesarean and 35% of
admissions were due to Non-Communicable Diseases. Also, in 2020 Maldives
reported more than 13,000 cases of COVID-19.
The findings of the Maldives Health Statistics 2020 will
help in evidence-based decision making and to formulate and strengthen
policies for improvement of the health sector. In addition, the findings
will also assist in outcome-based planning of health programs and