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Index / Health
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Key figures
Life expectancy
74.9 years. Women 5.1 years longer than men.
MENA rank: 8 of 22.
Child mortality
Infants: 11.2 per 1000.
1 to 5 years: 2.5 per 1000.
MENA rank: 5 of 22.
MENA rank: 18 of 21.
MENA rank: 1 of 22.
No data.
$1,008 per inhabitant.
3.8% of GDP.
MENA rank: 3 of 21.
Hospital accreditations
2.7 per 1000 inhabitants.
MENA rank: 2 of 22.
Hospital beds
2.0 per 1000 inhabitants.
MENA rank: 9 of 22.
MENA rank
among 22 countries.

MENA = Middle East and North Africa.

Today, Bahrain ranks as 5 among 22 MENA countries. There are in particular 3 factors that pushes the country down on the list: overweight, few hospital beds and no hospitals with international accreditation.

Health care
Health services in Bahrain are free for all citizens, and within the reach of all. Basic and important services are free for foreigners as well.
Services are at a high standard, but for certain specialized treatments, Bahrainis are forced to go to foreign hospitals, often in Europe and North America.

Health conditions and diseases
In addition to normal health problems, respiratory problems caused by sand and dust in the air are common. Overweight is a problem and life expectancy is almost 4 years less than Jordan.
Good access to clean water and sanitation is today available to 100% of the population.

By Tore Kjeilen