The dimensions of a country's health aren't solely defined by life expectancy but encompass several factors, including access to clean water, availability of medical care, and even lifestyle choices made by the nation's citizens. In this regard, the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index and the World Health Organization's (WHO) records provide an insightful guide to the healthiest countries based on a variety of these elements, including environmental factors, access to clean water, basic hygiene, diet, and healthcare systems.
The journey to health is a proactive and often complex one, influenced by the social, economic, and political climates of individual nations. Keeping track of which countries are leading this race for optimum health can shed some light on the strategies, policies, and cultural practices that contribute to population-level health outcomes.
From our data analysis, the following key findings emerge:
These findings provide critical insight into factors that contribute to a country’s health standing, enabling us to identify best practices and mitigate health challenges faced on a global scale.
Among the world's countries, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Norway, and Israel rank at the top in terms of the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Leading the list is Spain with an impressive health index of 92.75. Italy follows closely in second place with a health index of 91.59.
Iceland is third with a health index of 91.44, closely followed by Japan at 91.38. Next is Switzerland with 90.93, Sweden with 90.24, Australia with 89.75, and Singapore with 89.29. Norway demonstrates a high health index with a score of 89.09. Lastly, Israel completes the top ten with a health index of 88.15.
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Source: Bloomberg's Global Health Index