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