Healthiest Countries in the World

Healthiest Countries

1. Qatar

The country topped the Wall St.’s health ranking and is the only country amongst the other healthiest countries do not have any national health care system. The emirate is following the universal system, and the country’s health population is even better. The Emirates plan to have the whole population covered by the end of 2018. They have about 7.7 physicians per 1000 people which is more than any country, and the health system is excellent. The country has done well in health, economic measures, and access, as their strength is the low overall death rate of only 1.4 deaths per 1000 people and also low maternal mortality rate.

Healthiest Countries

2. Norway

The country has spent more on its health care per capita than any other country in the world. The nation’s annual spending on health care was about $9055 which is way ahead of Switzerland’s spending of about $8980 and even the United States spending of $8895. The country has a high death rate of about 8.4 deaths per 1000 people, and it is six times that of Qatar/ the infant mortality rate in the country of under the age of five and the life expectancy rate at birth is ranked among the top healthiest nations. Even though the country had poor health measures, its strong economy gave the residents the best access to the health facilities and professionals in the world.

3. Switzerland

This nation has the second highest life expectancy of all the other nations and is the third wealthiest country in the world. The country has about 3.9 physicians per 1000 people and is the ninth highest ratio of the other nations in the world. The country is still ranked one of the healthiest countries even though there is a high date rate of nine deaths per 1000 people — the alcohol consumption in the country id 10.7 liters which is almost 73% higher than the global average listed. The country also has about 22% of females and 31% who smoke. The tuberculosis incidence in the country had 6.5 cases per 100000 people and was the 16th highest in the world.

4. Luxembourg

The country has the fourth highest per capita in spending on health care; the nation is the only grand duchy and also the fourth best health results in the world. The results are based on the link between health spending and outcomes. The country has the lowest mortality rates for both babies and children under the age of five. Similar to the other healthiest countries; the nation has high death rates. Even though the country is strong in health care, it held back due to the citizens with high alcohol consumption of 11.9 liters per capita and high obesity rate of 23.1%.