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This overview summarizes central indicators to the general health situation in each country, both actual conditions for the individual, as well as the services offered. There is a difference between just those two: some of the countries on the list have launched ambitious programs in recent times that yet has materialized in improved life conditions.
One indicator, that of HIV and Aids is ommitted, since 13 of the 22 countries offer no data.
This overview has the following limitations: the indicators of Doctors and Hospital beds show only quantitative information, not qualitative. Expenses is in general value, whereas the cost levels of the respective countries varies much, making the value of each dollar better in low-cost countries. Still, much of health equipment has to be obtained by importing.

MENA rank Average Life expec-tancy Child mortality Mal-nutrition Over-weight Expenses Hospital accred. Doctors Hospital beds
1. Israel 3.4 1 1 1 14 1 7 1 1
2. Qatar 5.1 9 4 1 16 2 1 3 5
3. United Arab Emirates 7.0 6 3 1 19 5 2 8 12
4. Lebanon 7.9 12 13 8 10 8 5 4 3
5. Bahrain 8.5 8 5 1 18 3 22 2 9
6. Saudi Arabia 9.1 5 10 11 17 9 3 12 6
7. Jordan 9.3 2 12 17 15 7 4 4 13
8. Oman 9.4 10 6 1 7 12 22 8 9
Turkey 9.4 14 14 8 13 6 6 10 4
10. Libya 9.6 4 9 1 11 15 22 13 2
11. Tunisia 10.3 7 11 1 8 11 22 13 9
12. Egypt 11.3 15 15 8 20 13 8 4 7
13. Kuwait 11.6 3 2 14 21 10 22 7 14
14. Iran 13.1 17 16 11 12 4 22 16 16
15. Algeria 13.3 11 18 14 3 16 22 15 7
16. Palestine 13.6 13 8 19 N/A N/A 22 11 17
Syria 13.6 17 7 11 9 18 22 18 15
18. Morocco 15.0 16 17 16 5 14 22 18 19
19. Iraq 17.0 19 22 21 6 17 22 17 17
20. Yemen 17.4 20 19 22 2 19 22 20 20
21. Sudan 17.7 22 21 20 1 20 22 20 20
22. Mauritania 18.0 21 20 18 4 21 22 22 20





By Tore Kjeilen