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Brief country profile on health management

British Virgin Islands

Capital: Road Town (on Tortola)
Population: 24,000
Land Surface: 154 km2
Population Density: 156 persons/km2
Urban Population: 40.8%
Population Growth Rate: 1.8%
Currency: US dollar


Risk Management – British Virgin Islands

The BVI is exposed to both natural and manmade hazards. Hurricanes and earthquakes are the natural hazards that are considered to be the greatest threat. The effects of hurricanes and tropical storms such as wind damage, inland flooding and coastal surge are of significant concern. Hurricane Hugo severely affected the BVI in September 1989. Losses were estimated to be US$40 million and 30% of the country’s housing stock was destroyed.


Health Profile - British Virgin Islands

Percentage of GDP designated to Health: Public: 2.3  Private:no data
Doctors per inhabitance (10,000 pop) No data
Infant Mortality Rate (1,000) No data
Maternal Mortality (100,000 lb) No data
Life Expectancy at Birth 77.0
Fertility Rate 1.7
Cases of Malaria: No data
Cases of Dengue: 15
Incidences of HIV (100,000 pop): 8.3

Contact in PAHO and Health Institutions

British Virgin Islands

Pan American Health Organization - Focal Point
Contact Name: Ms. Katrina Smith
Position: Country Program Officer
Address:Osbourne Fleming Building
2nd Floor, D3Building
Caribbean Commerical Complex, The Valley
Tel:  264 497-497-3214
Fax:264 497-5145
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Reference Documents

Health situation in the Americas- Basic Indicators 2009


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Coordination Mechanisms

Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel: +1 (202) 974-3000  Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663