In the ranking of the health of Russia took place near Syria and the DPRK


The ranking of countries on indicators of sustainable development, related to medicine, life and health, they created was.pdf) the authoritative medical journal The Lancet. The rating is built on the basis of the total assessment for 33 indicators, each of which was calculated on a scale from 0 (worst score) to 100.

Among the criteria that were considered when ranking countries, child and infant mortality, the death rate in road accidents, obesity in children, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, the incidence of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis B, the number of suicides. In addition, the experts looked at deaths from violence and from deaths in the wars. The calculation for each criterion was based on the analysis of the situation from 1990 to 2015.

First place in the ranking took Iceland. The top five also includes Singapore, Sweden, Andorra and the UK. The last 188-th place, occupied Central African Republic, which recorded the worst situation with hygiene, very high mortality from wars and malaria.

Russia occupies in a rating only the 119-th place with an average of 54 out of a possible 100. For comparison, the leaders of the rating — Iceland, Singapore and Sweden — 85 points. One step to Russia settled in the Ukraine and Syria. Ahead of Russia, countries like Honduras, North Korea, Mongolia. Based on these rankings, the worst in Russia the situation with alcohol consumption, suicides, deaths from violence and HIV prevalence.

Russia’s position in ranking — one of the worst among countries of the former Soviet Union. Worse result only from Belarus (120th place). The best result from post-Soviet countries — Estonia (29th place). Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are in the first hundred. asked the representative of the Ministry of health to comment on the results of the study at the time of publication he did not have time to answer.

The indicators that were taken for the rating of The Lancet, was based on taken in September 2015 at the UN General Assembly the sustainable development. They include 17 global goals (eradication of poverty, eradication of hunger, ensuring access to education, etc.), tasks 169 and 230 targets. The goal of sustainable development, according to the UN plan, should be achieved within 15 years.

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