The country’s literacy rate for the year 2005 to 2008 has been estimated at 100%.
The education system in Belarus consists of Pre-school education, School education and higher education system. The basic education of the country is from 6 years to 15 years. The official language of Belarus within the education system is Russian and Belarusian.
In 2010, there were 3,654 institutions providing general secondary education, 214 institutions providing secondary specialized and 55 institutions providing higher education.
(Source: belarus.by, belstat.gov.by)
In Belarus, the healthcare system is controlled by the Ministry of Health giving all the people in the country the right to free health care in state-funded institutions. According to the ministry of health and finance, some percentage of tax revenue should be given to healthcare sector.
The country has almost 41,700 doctors and nearly 111,000 junior medical staff. There are 511 outpatient clinics, out of which 372 are rural polyclinics and also have 32 outpatient departments in a hospital which includes 422 rural hospitals.
According to national statistics, there are 661 hospital organisations and 107,000 hospital beds in 2009. There are 49,400 physicians of all specialties and 51,100 per ten thousand populations. 122,200 are paramedical personnel and 126,500 per ten thousand populations.
The total health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in 2008 was 6.5%.
(Source:belstat.gov.by, WHO, europe-cities, europe-cities)