In 2010, Micronesia's literacy rate for the working population was 92%.
The education system in Micronesia provides free public education for the 6-15 year age group. Apart from the public schools, the religious groups around Micronesia also run private secondary and elementary schools.
The school system in Micronesia is not in a good state. School buildings are plagued by poor infrastructure. There is also shortage of teaching aids. Micronesia's post secondary education includes the College of Micronesia, the University of Guam and other US colleges which help its students.
The primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio between 2005-2008 for women was 98.7 (per 100 females) and was 96.8 (per 100 males) fro men.
The expenditure on education in 2000 was 7.3% of Micronesia’s GDP.
(Source: UNDP, UN, UNICEF)
The common health diseases affecting Micronesia’s population are skin infections, diarrhea, respiratory infections, dental problems, gynaecological infections, parasitic infections and mental health concerns.
There are approximately 230 nurses and midwives, 60 physicians, 20 dentists, 10 pharmacists and 330 hospital beds for every 100,000 people.
Cardiovascular diseases were mainly responsible for causing deaths in Micronesia. Cardiovascular diseases were responsible for 33.3% of all deaths, while cancer had a 16.7% contribution. The mortality rate (per 100,000) for cardiovascular diseases was 128.1, 51.5 for digestive disorders, for cancer it was 69.2 and for diabetes 50.3.
The expenditure on health in 2007 was 12.6% of Micronesia's GDP.
(Source: undp, UNICEF, peacecorpswiki, estandardsforum)