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Singapore
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Singapore is a small country with a total land area of 712 square kilometres. The total population is about 5.1 million, with a resident population of 3.8 million in 2010. The population is relatively young, with only 9.0% of the resident population aged 65 and over, although that proportion is projected to increase to 19% by 2030.

In 2010, life expectancy at birth for males was 79.3 years and 84.1 years for females. The crude birth rate for 2010 was 9.3 per 1000 resident population and the crude death rate was 4.4 per 1000. The total fertility rate per resident female is 1.2. The infant mortality rate is very low, at 2.0 per 1000 live births.

In May 1953, Singapore was assigned to the Western Pacific Region at the Sixth World Health Assembly ''without prejudice to any questions regarding sovereignty'' as an Area. Although Singapore was technically a member of WHO while at the same time belonging to the Federation of Malaysia, it withdrew from the Federation on 9 August 1965 to become an independent sovereign state and on 25 February 1966, Singapore joined WHO in its own right.

The WHO Representative Office in Singapore was established in May 1956 and covered Singapore, the Federation of Malaya, the Borneo territories and certain islands in the South Pacific. It covered Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore since the WHO Representative Office in the South Pacific was established in 1959 in Sydney, Australia. In 1964, Singapore Office was transferred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is now covered by the WHO Representative Office in Malaysia.

Harrison, Dr Graham

The WHO Representative in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore : Harrison, Dr Graham

WHO Country Office

Office address:

World Health Organization 1st Floor, Wisma UN, Block C, Komplek Pejabat Damansara, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Postal address:

P.O. Box 12550 50782 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone number:

(603) 20939908; (603) 20921184

Fax number:

(603) 20937446

Office hours:

08.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 16.30 (Monday to Friday)

Email:

who.maa@wpro.who.int

Website:

http://www.wpro.who.int

Ministry of Health

Address:

College of Medicine Building, 16 College Road, Singapore 169854

Telephone number:
(65) 6325 9220

Fax number:

(65) 6224 1677

Email:

moh_info@moh.gov.sg

Website:
http://www.moh.gov.sg

Sources

Additional information

Report on Registration of Births and Deaths, 2010. Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

 

Statistics

Population (in thousands) ( 2010 ) 3771.7
Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2010 ) 17.35
Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2010 ) 81.8
Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2008 ) 3.4
Total health expenditure as % of GDP ( 2009 ) 3.9
General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2009 ) 9.8
Human development index ( 2010 ) 0.846
Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2009 ) 36537
Population below national poverty line (%) not available
Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2010 ) 95.9
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2009 ) not available
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2008 ) 100
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2008 ) 100