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Health > Drug access: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray, 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Canada 95% 2000
=1 Swaziland 95% 2000
=1 Netherlands 95% 2000
=1 South Korea 95% 2000
=1 Turkey 95% 2000
=1 France 95% 2000
=1 Slovakia 95% 2000
=1 Norway 95% 2000
=1 Bahrain 95% 2000
=1 Libya 95% 2000
=1 Finland 95% 2000
=1 Mauritius 95% 2000
=1 Portugal 95% 2000
=1 Barbados 95% 2000
=1 Costa Rica 95% 2000
=1 Luxembourg 95% 2000
=1 Ireland 95% 2000
=1 Australia 95% 2000
=1 Thailand 95% 2000
=1 Denmark 95% 2000
=1 Estonia 95% 2000
=1 Fiji 95% 2000
=1 Qatar 95% 2000
=1 Italy 95% 2000
=1 Suriname 95% 2000
=1 Israel 95% 2000
=1 Jordan 95% 2000
=1 Hungary 95% 2000
=1 United Kingdom 95% 2000
=1 Greece 95% 2000
=1 Saudi Arabia 95% 2000
=1 Slovenia 95% 2000
=1 Spain 95% 2000
=1 New Zealand 95% 2000
=1 Jamaica 95% 2000
=1 United Arab Emirates 95% 2000
=1 Cyprus 95% 2000
=1 Cuba 95% 2000
=1 United States 95% 2000
=1 Sweden 95% 2000
=1 Austria 95% 2000
=1 Japan 95% 2000
=1 Algeria 95% 2000
=1 Belgium 95% 2000
=1 Croatia 95% 2000
=1 Switzerland 95% 2000
=1 Grenada 95% 2000
=1 Malta 95% 2000
=1 Kuwait 95% 2000
=1 Iceland 95% 2000
=1 Germany 95% 2000
=1 Singapore 95% 2000
=1 Sri Lanka 95% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 95% 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 94.17% 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 93.55% 2000
European Union average (profile) 91.79% 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 90% 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 87.5% 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 82.65% 2000
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 80.9% 2000
=54 Dominica 80% 2000
=54 Indonesia 80% 2000
=54 Guinea 80% 2000
=54 Panama 80% 2000
=54 El Salvador 80% 2000
=54 Belize 80% 2000
=54 Lebanon 80% 2000
=54 Colombia 80% 2000
=54 Venezuela 80% 2000
=54 Papua New Guinea 80% 2000
=54 Syria 80% 2000
=54 Mexico 80% 2000
=54 Botswana 80% 2000
=54 Lithuania 80% 2000
=54 The Gambia 80% 2000
=54 Cape Verde 80% 2000
=54 The Bahamas 80% 2000
=54 Oman 80% 2000
=54 Lesotho 80% 2000
=54 Czech Republic 80% 2000
=54 Solomon Islands 80% 2000
=54 Cote d'Ivoire 80% 2000
=54 China 80% 2000
=54 Vietnam 80% 2000
=54 Bulgaria 80% 2000
=54 Romania 80% 2000
=54 South Africa 80% 2000
=54 Latvia 80% 2000
=54 Iran 80% 2000
=54 Chile 80% 2000
=54 Seychelles 80% 2000
=54 Egypt 80% 2000
=54 Djibouti 80% 2000
=54 Bhutan 80% 2000
=54 Poland 80% 2000
=54 Namibia 80% 2000
=54 Comoros 80% 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 73% 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 67.6% 2000
Catholic countries average (profile) 65.44% 2000
Former British colonies average (profile) 63.51% 2000
Muslim countries average (profile) 60.83% 2000
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 55.94% 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 51% 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 51% 2000
=91 Turkmenistan 50% 2000
=91 Ethiopia 50% 2000
=91 Cameroon 50% 2000
=91 Burkina Faso 50% 2000
=91 Madagascar 50% 2000
=91 Dominican Republic 50% 2000
=91 Central African Republic 50% 2000
=91 Bangladesh 50% 2000
=91 Malaysia 50% 2000
=91 Philippines 50% 2000
=91 Morocco 50% 2000
=91 Uzbekistan 50% 2000
=91 Maldives 50% 2000
=91 Senegal 50% 2000
=91 Zimbabwe 50% 2000
=91 Mauritania 50% 2000
=91 Trinidad and Tobago 50% 2000
=91 Argentina 50% 2000
=91 Bolivia 50% 2000
=91 Guatemala 50% 2000
=91 Pakistan 50% 2000
=91 Yemen 50% 2000
=91 Albania 50% 2000
=91 Azerbaijan 50% 2000
=91 Eritrea 50% 2000
=91 Saint Lucia 50% 2000
=91 Mongolia 50% 2000
=91 Peru 50% 2000
=91 Laos 50% 2000
=91 Benin 50% 2000
=91 Saint Kitts and Nevis 50% 2000
=91 Togo 50% 2000
=91 Ukraine 50% 2000
=91 Mali 50% 2000
=91 Russia 50% 2000
=91 Mozambique 50% 2000
=91 Uganda 50% 2000
=91 Niger 50% 2000
=91 Belarus 50% 2000
=91 Uruguay 50% 2000
=91 Antigua and Barbuda 50% 2000
=91 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50% 2000
=91 Zambia 50% 2000
=91 Kazakhstan 50% 2000
=91 Kyrgyzstan 50% 2000
=91 Burma 50% 2000
=91 Tunisia 50% 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 46.79% 2000
South Asia average (profile) 45% 2000
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44.65% 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 43.75% 2000
=138 Tajikistan 0.0 2000
=138 Malawi 0.0 2000
=138 Nigeria 0.0 2000
=138 Ecuador 0.0 2000
=138 Rwanda 0.0 2000
=138 Sierra Leone 0.0 2000
=138 Georgia 0.0 2000
=138 Sudan 0.0 2000
=138 Nepal 0.0 2000
=138 Paraguay 0.0 2000
=138 Cambodia 0.0 2000
=138 Ghana 0.0 2000
=138 Gabon 0.0 2000
=138 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 2000
=138 India 0.0 2000
=138 Kenya 0.0 2000
=138 Armenia 0.0 2000
=138 Angola 0.0 2000
=138 Chad 0.0 2000
=138 Brazil 0.0 2000
=138 Haiti 0.0 2000
=138 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2000
=138 Burundi 0.0 2000
=138 Nicaragua 0.0 2000
=138 Guyana 0.0 2000
=138 Honduras 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Drug access. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

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