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Health > Drug access: Countries Compared

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

In response to Enrique Manero and Flávio Ferraz:

In both Colombia and Mexico, 80-94% of the population have access to essential drugs. In Brazil, less than 50% have access to essential drugs. You can view this information by clicking on the view all countries link at the top of this page.



Also, note that this statistic gives the proportion of the population with access to essential drugs not the amount of drugs produced.



For information on illicit drugs see the illicit drugs and drug offences pages in the crime category.

DEFINITION: Population with access to essential drugs 2000. The data on access to essential drugs are based on statistical estimates received from World Health Organization (WHO) country and regional offices and regional advisers and through the World Drug Situation Survey carried out in 1998-99. These estimates represent the best information available to the WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy to date and are currently being validated by WHO member states. The department assigns the estimates to four groupings: very low access (0-49%), low access (50-79%), medium access (80-94%) and good access (95-100%). These groupings, used here in presenting the data, are often employed by the WHO in interpreting the data, as the actual estimates may suggest a higher level of accuracy than the data afford. b..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 CanadaCanada 95% 2000
2 SwazilandSwaziland 95% 2000
3 NetherlandsNetherlands 95% 2000
4 South KoreaSouth Korea 95% 2000
5 TurkeyTurkey 95% 2000
6 FranceFrance 95% 2000
7 SlovakiaSlovakia 95% 2000
8 NorwayNorway 95% 2000
9 BahrainBahrain 95% 2000
10 LibyaLibya 95% 2000
11 FinlandFinland 95% 2000
12 MauritiusMauritius 95% 2000
13 PortugalPortugal 95% 2000
14 BarbadosBarbados 95% 2000
15 Costa RicaCosta Rica 95% 2000
16 LuxembourgLuxembourg 95% 2000
17 IrelandIreland 95% 2000
18 AustraliaAustralia 95% 2000
19 ThailandThailand 95% 2000
20 DenmarkDenmark 95% 2000
21 EstoniaEstonia 95% 2000
22 FijiFiji 95% 2000
23 QatarQatar 95% 2000
24 ItalyItaly 95% 2000
25 SurinameSuriname 95% 2000
26 IsraelIsrael 95% 2000
27 JordanJordan 95% 2000
28 HungaryHungary 95% 2000
29 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 95% 2000
30 GreeceGreece 95% 2000
31 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 95% 2000
32 SloveniaSlovenia 95% 2000
33 SpainSpain 95% 2000
34 New ZealandNew Zealand 95% 2000
35 JamaicaJamaica 95% 2000
36 United Arab EmiratesUAE 95% 2000
37 CyprusCyprus 95% 2000
38 CubaCuba 95% 2000
39 United StatesUnited States 95% 2000
40 SwedenSweden 95% 2000
41 AustriaAustria 95% 2000
42 JapanJapan 95% 2000
43 AlgeriaAlgeria 95% 2000
44 BelgiumBelgium 95% 2000
45 CroatiaCroatia 95% 2000
46 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 95% 2000
47 GrenadaGrenada 95% 2000
48 MaltaMalta 95% 2000
49 KuwaitKuwait 95% 2000
50 IcelandIceland 95% 2000
51 GermanyGermany 95% 2000
52 SingaporeSingapore 95% 2000
53 Sri LankaSri Lanka 95% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 95% 2000
Eurozone averageEurozone average 94.17% 2000
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 93.55% 2000
European Union averageEuropean Union average 91.79% 2000
NATO countries averageNATO average 90% 2000
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 87.5% 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 82.65% 2000
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 80.9% 2000
54 DominicaDominica 80% 2000
55 IndonesiaIndonesia 80% 2000
56 GuineaGuinea 80% 2000
57 PanamaPanama 80% 2000
58 El SalvadorEl Salvador 80% 2000
59 BelizeBelize 80% 2000
60 LebanonLebanon 80% 2000
61 ColombiaColombia 80% 2000
62 VenezuelaVenezuela 80% 2000
63 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 80% 2000
64 SyriaSyria 80% 2000
65 MexicoMexico 80% 2000
66 BotswanaBotswana 80% 2000
67 LithuaniaLithuania 80% 2000
68 The GambiaThe Gambia 80% 2000
69 Cape VerdeCape Verde 80% 2000
70 The BahamasThe Bahamas 80% 2000
71 OmanOman 80% 2000
72 LesothoLesotho 80% 2000
73 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 80% 2000
74 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 80% 2000
75 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 80% 2000
76 ChinaChina 80% 2000
77 VietnamVietnam 80% 2000
78 BulgariaBulgaria 80% 2000
79 RomaniaRomania 80% 2000
80 South AfricaSouth Africa 80% 2000
81 LatviaLatvia 80% 2000
82 IranIran 80% 2000
83 ChileChile 80% 2000
84 SeychellesSeychelles 80% 2000
85 EgyptEgypt 80% 2000
86 DjiboutiDjibouti 80% 2000
87 BhutanBhutan 80% 2000
88 PolandPoland 80% 2000
89 NamibiaNamibia 80% 2000
90 ComorosComoros 80% 2000
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 73% 2000
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 67.6% 2000
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 65.44% 2000
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 63.51% 2000
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 60.83% 2000
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 55.94% 2000
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 51% 2000
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 51% 2000
91 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 50% 2000
92 EthiopiaEthiopia 50% 2000
93 CameroonCameroon 50% 2000
94 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 50% 2000
95 MadagascarMadagascar 50% 2000
96 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 50% 2000
97 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 50% 2000
98 BangladeshBangladesh 50% 2000
99 MalaysiaMalaysia 50% 2000
100 PhilippinesPhilippines 50% 2000
101 MoroccoMorocco 50% 2000
102 UzbekistanUzbekistan 50% 2000
103 MaldivesMaldives 50% 2000
104 SenegalSenegal 50% 2000
105 ZimbabweZimbabwe 50% 2000
106 MauritaniaMauritania 50% 2000
107 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 50% 2000
108 ArgentinaArgentina 50% 2000
109 BoliviaBolivia 50% 2000
110 GuatemalaGuatemala 50% 2000
111 PakistanPakistan 50% 2000
112 YemenYemen 50% 2000
113 AlbaniaAlbania 50% 2000
114 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 50% 2000
115 EritreaEritrea 50% 2000
116 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 50% 2000
117 MongoliaMongolia 50% 2000
118 PeruPeru 50% 2000
119 LaosLaos 50% 2000
120 BeninBenin 50% 2000
121 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 50% 2000
122 TogoTogo 50% 2000
123 UkraineUkraine 50% 2000
124 MaliMali 50% 2000
125 RussiaRussia 50% 2000
126 MozambiqueMozambique 50% 2000
127 UgandaUganda 50% 2000
128 NigerNiger 50% 2000
129 BelarusBelarus 50% 2000
130 UruguayUruguay 50% 2000
131 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 50% 2000
132 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 50% 2000
133 ZambiaZambia 50% 2000
134 KazakhstanKazakhstan 50% 2000
135 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 50% 2000
136 BurmaBurma 50% 2000
137 TunisiaTunisia 50% 2000
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 46.79% 2000
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 45% 2000
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 44.65% 2000
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 43.75% 2000
138 TajikistanTajikistan 0.0 2000
139 MalawiMalawi 0.0 2000
140 NigeriaNigeria 0.0 2000
141 EcuadorEcuador 0.0 2000
142 RwandaRwanda 0.0 2000
143 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 0.0 2000
144 GeorgiaGeorgia 0.0 2000
145 SudanSudan 0.0 2000
146 NepalNepal 0.0 2000
147 ParaguayParaguay 0.0 2000
148 CambodiaCambodia 0.0 2000
149 GhanaGhana 0.0 2000
150 GabonGabon 0.0 2000
151 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 0.0 2000
152 IndiaIndia 0.0 2000
153 KenyaKenya 0.0 2000
154 ArmeniaArmenia 0.0 2000
155 AngolaAngola 0.0 2000
156 ChadChad 0.0 2000
157 BrazilBrazil 0.0 2000
158 HaitiHaiti 0.0 2000
159 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 0.0 2000
160 BurundiBurundi 0.0 2000
161 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.0 2000
162 GuyanaGuyana 0.0 2000
163 HondurasHonduras 0.0 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Health > Drug access", WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Drug-access

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In response to Enrique Manero and Flávio Ferraz:

In both Colombia and Mexico, 80-94% of the population have access to essential drugs. In Brazil, less than 50% have access to essential drugs. You can view this information by clicking on the view all countries link at the top of this page.



Also, note that this statistic gives the proportion of the population with access to essential drugs not the amount of drugs produced.



For information on illicit drugs see the illicit drugs and drug offences pages in the crime category.

Posted on 07 Jun 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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