Cayman Islands


The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory made up of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. The capital city, George Town, is located on Grand Cayman, the largest and most populous of the islands. Its estimated population in 2019 was 61,000 with a median age of 40 years.

PAHO Core Indicators 2019: Health Trends in the Americas, shows the following about the Cayman Islands health profile:

  • Life expectancy for men is 78 years for men and 84 years for women
  • 9% of adolescents currently use tobacco products
  • Infant mortality rate is 9.4 per 1000 live births

The strategic health priorities for the Cayman Islands are included in PAHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy (2017 -2022) with the United Kingdom Overseas Territories in the Caribbean. They include:

  • Promoting health and well-being throughout the life-course
  • Strengthening health systems governance, organization and management to achieve Universal Health
  • Building safe, healthy and resilient environments that respond to threats and emergencies that have public health consequences