Global study ranks India 143rd among 188 countries on health

Q.  India ranks at which position among 188 countries according to a UN study by Lancet, on health indicators?
- Published on 26 Sep 16

a. 142
b. 143
c. 144
d. 145

ANSWER: 143
 
Global study ranks India 143rd among 188 countries on health
  • A global study on a range of health indicators released has ranked India 143rd among 188 nations, citing various challenges including mortality rate, hygiene, air pollution and malaria.
  • Inspite of rapid economic growth, India ranks below nations like Comoros and Ghana according to the first annual assessment of SDG health performance published in medical journal Lancet and launched at a special event in the UNGA in New York
  • India was placed ahead of Pakistan and Bangladesh which were ranked 149th and 151st respectively
  • India‚Äôs poor performance on hygiene, air pollution and mortality placed it lower among countries like Syria, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Botswana
  • Malaria is just one of the health indicators assessed
  • India scored 10 points in this health indicator and remained in the red
  • For Hygiene, the study have India just 8 points
  • For PM2.5, it scored 18 points
  • India scored above 80 points for performing well in the NTD or Neglected Tropical Diseases category comprising communicable diseases, overweight and alcohol consumption.
  • Study aid across the world, good progress has been made for health related SDGs since 2000 particularly in reducing under five and neonatal mortality, family planning and rollout of healthcare
  • India has poor performance on air pollution and mortality placing it lower than Syria, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Botswana

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