In 2006, 25 per cent of toddlers were underweight and
toddler mortality was 68 per thousand (the corresponding
figures in 1990 were 120 per thousand). Maternal mortality
in 2005 was 400 per 100,000 births. About 3 percent of GDP
was used for health care. In 2006, 85 percent of the
population had access to clean water and 35 percent to
satisfactory wastewater. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of COM and acronym for Comoros.
The French colonial power did everything to prevent the
formation of trade unions. In the late 1960s, banking and
customs officials made efforts to organize themselves. Only
in connection with independence were trade union
organizations formally formed. Today there are two trade
union organizations in the Comoros, the Union des
Travailleurs den Comores (UTC) and Union Syndicale (US).
Unemployment is high, over 20 percent (2003).