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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe Health services Stats

Definitions

  • Community health workers > Per 1,000 people: Community health workers include various types of community health aides, many with country-specific occupational titles such as community health officers, community health-education workers, family health workers, lady health visitors and health extension package workers."
  • External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health: External resources for health are funds or services in kind that are provided by entities not part of the country in question. The resources may come from international organisations, other countries through bilateral arrangements, or foreign nongovernmental organisations. These resources are part of total health expenditure."
  • Health expenditure per capita > PPP > Constant 2005 international $: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in international dollars converted using 2005 purchasing power parity (PPP) rates."
  • Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included."
  • Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people: Nurses and midwives include professional nurses, professional midwives, auxiliary nurses, auxiliary midwives, enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and other associated personnel, such as dental nurses and primary care nurses."
  • Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health: Out of pocket expenditure is any direct outlay by households, including gratuities and in-kind payments, to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. It is a part of private health expenditure."
  • Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians include generalist and specialist medical practitioners.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Community health workers > Per 1,000 people 0.91 2004 5th out of 36
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 21.73% 2007 28th out of 181
Health expenditure per capita > PPP > Constant 2005 international $ $183.42 2007 113th out of 175
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 3.2 2006 54th out of 109
Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people 1.87 2004 23th out of 63
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 58.89% 2007 147th out of 181
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.49 2004 35th out of 80

SOURCES: World Health Organisation, OECD, supplemented by country data.; World Health Organisation National Health Account database (www.who.int/nha/en) supplemented by country data.

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