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Philippines
This map is an approximation of actual country borders.

The population of the Philippines, as of the last census in 2007, numbered 88 574 614, with a population density of 295 per square kilometre. This translates to an average annual population growth rate of 2.0% for the period from 2000 to 2007, which was the lowest annual population growth rate recorded for the Philippines since the 1960s.

The country’s projected population for 2010 was 94 013 200. It is predominantly young, with the 0-14 years age group representing 33.8% and those aged 65 years and above comprising only 4.4%. There are almost equal numbers of males and females. The crude birth rate is 19.7 per 1000 midyear population and the crude death rate is 5.0 per 1000 midyear population. Life expectancy for both sexes was 70 years in 2009: 67 for males and 73 for females.

The Philippines, one of the WHO founders, joined WHO on 9 July 1948.

On 1 June 1951, the Philippine Government and the World Health Organization signed a Host Agreement for the establishment of the Regional Office in Manila.

The WHO Representative Office was established in January 1973 but the WHo Representative post was vacant until 1981.

The WHO Representative in the Philippines : Hall, Dr Julie Lyn

WHO Country Office

Office address:

Ground Floor, Building 3, Department of Health, San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila

Postal address:

P.O. Box 2932 Manila

Telephone number:

(632) 310 - 6370
(632) 743 - 8301 local 1931

Fax number:

(632) 310 - 6550

Office hours:

08.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday)

Email:

who.phl@wpro.who.int

Website:

http://www.wpro.who.int/philippines

Head of Government

Address:

Malacañang Palace

Website:
http://www.gov.ph

Department of Foreign Affairs

Address:

2230 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila

Website:
http://www.dfa.gov.ph

Deparment of Health

Address:

San Lazaro Compound, Tayuman, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines 1003

Telephone number:
(632) 743-8301

Fax number:

(632) 743-1829

Email:

info@doh.gov.ph

Website:
http://www.doh.gov.ph

Sources

Additional information

National Statistical Coordination Board, Philippines

 

Statistics

Population (in thousands) ( 2010 ) 94013.2
Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2010 ) 22.28
Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2009 ) 70
Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2008 ) 34
Total health expenditure as % of GDP ( 2009 ) 3.8
General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2009 ) 7.2
Human development index ( 2010 ) 0.638
Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2009 ) 1825.22
Population below national poverty line (%) ( 2000 ) 25.1
Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2002 ) 92.6
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2006 ) 162
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2008 ) 91
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2008 ) 76