Regions:Africa Asia Central America / Caribbean Eastern Europe Middle East North America Oceania South America Western Europe
Countries:Algeria Angola Ascension Island Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Canary Islands Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa) Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Madeira Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Reunion Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa St. Helena Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Western Sahara Zambia Zimbabwe
|Health Atlas Risk Ratings|
Supply of High Quality CareThis is a simple measure of how many licensed physicians and accredited hospitals are available in a country per capita. Note that this supply can vary widely depending on where you are in a country – healthcare resources may be more plentiful in urban areas, rather than more remote destinations.
Responsiveness of Emergency ServicesThis measure rates a country’s emergency services based on how reliably they generally respond to a call for help. It takes into account primarily government-operated ambulance services, if available, and also captures the reliability of the communications infrastructure.
Pharmacy ReliabilityAlthough quality and service within a country may differ from pharmacy to pharmacy, the country-level reliability is based on the quality and maintenance of medicines available in pharmacies and the training and knowledge requirements for pharmacists.
Water QualityAccording to the WHO (World Health Organization), diarrhea is the disease most closely linked to the local environment, affected most by the quality of drinking water and sanitation. While this rating does take into account the availability of water and quality of the sanitation system, it does not reflect the availability of bottled water.
Air QualityBoth indoor and outdoor air quality are considered in this rating. Indoor air pollution occurs widely in developing countries where cooking and/or heating rely on burning wood, charcoal or other resources. Outdoor air pollution is more prevalent in cities and industrial areas of rapidly developing and developed countries.
Exposure to Infectious DiseaseAlthough an individual’s behavior, vaccination status and immune system are major factors in assessing their personal risk for infection, this metric focuses on the risk of infectious disease at a country level, taking into account the prevalence of disease and vectors.
MethodologyResearch by HTH Worldwide with the support of its global community of Regional Physician Advisors was conducted to determine the Health Atlas Risk Ratings. WHO (World Health Organization) studies helped with the supply of high quality health care measure. Air and water quality risk ratings were determined in part by information developed for the 2010 Environmental Performance Index, a joint effort of Yale University (Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy) and Columbia University (Center for International Earth Science Information Network) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) research helped to determine the exposure to infectious disease rating.