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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
2 Swaziland 95% 2000
3 Netherlands 95% 2000
4 South Korea 95% 2000
5 Turkey 95% 2000
6 France 95% 2000
7 Slovakia 95% 2000
8 Norway 95% 2000
9 Bahrain 95% 2000
10 Libya 95% 2000
11 Finland 95% 2000
12 Mauritius 95% 2000
13 Portugal 95% 2000
14 Barbados 95% 2000
15 Costa Rica 95% 2000
16 Luxembourg 95% 2000
17 Ireland 95% 2000
18 Australia 95% 2000
19 Thailand 95% 2000
20 Denmark 95% 2000
21 Estonia 95% 2000
22 Fiji 95% 2000
23 Qatar 95% 2000
24 Italy 95% 2000
25 Suriname 95% 2000
26 Israel 95% 2000
27 Jordan 95% 2000
28 Hungary 95% 2000
29 United Kingdom 95% 2000
30 Greece 95% 2000
31 Saudi Arabia 95% 2000
32 Slovenia 95% 2000
33 Spain 95% 2000
34 New Zealand 95% 2000
35 Jamaica 95% 2000
36 United Arab Emirates 95% 2000
37 Cyprus 95% 2000
38 Cuba 95% 2000
39 United States 95% 2000
40 Sweden 95% 2000
41 Austria 95% 2000
42 Japan 95% 2000
43 Algeria 95% 2000
44 Belgium 95% 2000
45 Croatia 95% 2000
46 Switzerland 95% 2000
47 Grenada 95% 2000
48 Malta 95% 2000
49 Kuwait 95% 2000
50 Iceland 95% 2000
51 Germany 95% 2000
52 Singapore 95% 2000
53 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
55 Indonesia 80% 2000
56 Guinea 80% 2000
57 Panama 80% 2000
58 El Salvador 80% 2000
59 Belize 80% 2000
60 Lebanon 80% 2000
61 Colombia 80% 2000
62 Venezuela 80% 2000
63 Papua New Guinea 80% 2000
64 Syria 80% 2000
65 Mexico 80% 2000
66 Botswana 80% 2000
67 Lithuania 80% 2000
68 The Gambia 80% 2000
69 Cape Verde 80% 2000
70 The Bahamas 80% 2000
71 Oman 80% 2000
72 Lesotho 80% 2000
73 Czech Republic 80% 2000
74 Solomon Islands 80% 2000
75 Cote d'Ivoire 80% 2000
76 China 80% 2000
77 Vietnam 80% 2000
78 Bulgaria 80% 2000
79 Romania 80% 2000
80 South Africa 80% 2000
81 Latvia 80% 2000
82 Iran 80% 2000
83 Chile 80% 2000
84 Seychelles 80% 2000
85 Egypt 80% 2000
86 Djibouti 80% 2000
87 Bhutan 80% 2000
88 Poland 80% 2000
89 Namibia 80% 2000
90 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
92 Ethiopia 50% 2000
93 Cameroon 50% 2000
94 Burkina Faso 50% 2000
95 Madagascar 50% 2000
96 Dominican Republic 50% 2000
97 Central African Republic 50% 2000
98 Bangladesh 50% 2000
99 Malaysia 50% 2000
100 Philippines 50% 2000
101 Morocco 50% 2000
102 Uzbekistan 50% 2000
103 Maldives 50% 2000
104 Senegal 50% 2000
105 Zimbabwe 50% 2000
106 Mauritania 50% 2000
107 Trinidad and Tobago 50% 2000
108 Argentina 50% 2000
109 Bolivia 50% 2000
110 Guatemala 50% 2000
111 Pakistan 50% 2000
112 Yemen 50% 2000
113 Albania 50% 2000
114 Azerbaijan 50% 2000
115 Eritrea 50% 2000
116 Saint Lucia 50% 2000
117 Mongolia 50% 2000
118 Peru 50% 2000
119 Laos 50% 2000
120 Benin 50% 2000
121 Saint Kitts and Nevis 50% 2000
122 Togo 50% 2000
123 Ukraine 50% 2000
124 Mali 50% 2000
125 Russia 50% 2000
126 Mozambique 50% 2000
127 Uganda 50% 2000
128 Niger 50% 2000
129 Belarus 50% 2000
130 Uruguay 50% 2000
131 Antigua and Barbuda 50% 2000
132 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50% 2000
133 Zambia 50% 2000
134 Kazakhstan 50% 2000
135 Kyrgyzstan 50% 2000
136 Burma 50% 2000
137 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
139 Malawi 0.0 2000
140 Nigeria 0.0 2000
141 Ecuador 0.0 2000
142 Rwanda 0.0 2000
143 Sierra Leone 0.0 2000
144 Georgia 0.0 2000
145 Sudan 0.0 2000
146 Nepal 0.0 2000
147 Paraguay 0.0 2000
148 Cambodia 0.0 2000
149 Ghana 0.0 2000
150 Gabon 0.0 2000
151 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 2000
152 India 0.0 2000
153 Kenya 0.0 2000
154 Armenia 0.0 2000
155 Angola 0.0 2000
156 Chad 0.0 2000
157 Brazil 0.0 2000
158 Haiti 0.0 2000
159 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2000
160 Burundi 0.0 2000
161 Nicaragua 0.0 2000
162 Guyana 0.0 2000
163 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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