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(2009; 85 pages)
The primary objective of publishing Maldives Heath Statistics is to provide detailed statistical information which reflects the current health status of the country. For evidence based decision and to contribute to international data collection requirement such as the monitoring of Millennium Development Goals, it is important to review the statistics and analyze the trends. This publication provides a wide range of statistics mainly coming from the routine data collection systems. Data and statistics on natality and mortality come from the Vital Registration System. Morbidity data comes from the disease surveillance systems, human resources, health care finance and other miscellaneous statistical information come from administrative records and public health programs. Some useful health indicators from surveys are also cited here for easy reference. This publication is intended to include several indicators and provide an up-to-date revision of data published in previous years...