Twelve Global Indicators for Monitoring Progress Towards Health for All


1. Health for All has received endorsement as policy at the highest official level


--No, the government does not intervene with the promotion of health care.


2. Mechanisms for involving people in the implementation of strategies have been formed or strengthened;


--People need higher education.


3. At least 5 percent of the GNP is devoted to health care;


--No, 3.9% of GNP towards health care


4. A reasonable percentage of the national health expenditure is devoted to local health care;


--Less 5% is devoted to local health care.


5. Resources are equitably distributed;


--2,500 patients per physician


6. Needs for external resources are receiving sustained support from affluent nations


--Sweden gave 7 million and Canada gave 1.6 million in 2002.


7. Primary health care is available to the whole population


--Only 62% have access to health care.


8. The nutritional status of children is adequate


--No, 77% of children have inadequate nutrition


9. The infant mortality rate for all identifiable subgroups is below 50 per 1000 births


--40.84, 86th in the World


10. Life expectancy at birth is over 60 years


--66.6 is life expectancy


11. The adult literacy rate for both men and women exceeds 70%


--Men 76.1 Women 76.3


12. The gross national product per head exceeds US $500


--$660 per person