Palau - Health

Hospital services are provided by the MacDonald Memorial Hospital in Koror, which has 60 beds. Medical services in Koror are also provided by the Belau Medical Clinic and the Seventh-Day Adventist Eye Clinic. In 1998, there were 1.1 physicians, 1.4 nurses, and 0.1 dentists per 1,000 people.

As of 2002, the crude birth rate and overall mortality rate were estimated at, respectively, 19.3 and 7.1 per 1,000 people. Life expectancy averaged an estimated 69.2 years and the fertility rate was 2.5 children per woman. The infant mortality rate was 16.2 per 1,000 births.

Immunization rates for children under one were as follows in 1995: diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, 100%; polio, 100%; measles, 100%; and hepatitis B, 100%. No measles or polio cases were reported in 1995.

Only one case of AIDS was reported in 1996.

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Jun 12, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
provide more helpful information that will help with educational needs in the neer future. Include birth rate and death rate charts, and how they are affecting the population.

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