In 2008, Vanuatu had 1 doctor per 8,500 residents and 17
hospital beds per 10,000 residents. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of VUT and acronym for Vanuatu. The medical density is
among the lowest in the Pacific region, but the treatment
options are well spread in different parts of the country,
with health centers and simple rural hospitals as well as
hospitals in Port Vila and Luganville. In 2011, healthcare
costs corresponded to 4.1 percent of GDP.
During the 2000s, the rate of urbanization in the country
has increased, which has caused sanitary problems in
population-dense areas. Similarly, unemployment has
increased as more and more people are looking for work in
The Constitution provides that all land should belong to
the natives. Government permits are required for the sale of
land to foreigners. The traditional chieftains still have
The shortage is large in educated, domestic labor, and
foreigners dominate in the modern part of business.