The world is struggling to cope up with the epidemic of Covid-19 or Coronavirus and several countries are trying their best to provide the best of healthcare system. A Stable and Solid healthcare system requires a steady financing mechanism, a properly-trained and adequately-paid workforce, well-maintained facilities, and access to reliable information to base decisions on. Canada surpisingly is doing a good job so far in containing this Virus although the number of infected people of hovering close to 40,000 with death standing at 1,645 and counting. Despite being tauted as having one of the healthcare Systems in the World, Canada has not been listed in the Top 10 Healthiest Countries.
Here is a list released by London-based think tank “The Legatum Institute Foundation” Top 10 healthy countries.
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- The Netherlands
Canada is ranked 14 and our Big Brother USA at 18. The Rank parameters measure economic and social prosperity policies and conditions based on 12 pillars in 167 nations. The health pillar of the index specifically measures the extent to which people in each country are healthy and have access to the services necessary to maintain good health, including health outcomes, healthy systems, illnesses and risk factors, and mortality rates. You can access the ranking here.