Covering a large area of land and sea in the Southern Hemisphere, Australasia's two main countries are Austalia and New Zealand. Both are popular with medics seeking a more rewarding career overseas, especially those looking to escape from the NHS. Here's a quick guide to the area - and the provinces and states we have recently had roles available in.
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|Size by Area||7.692 million km²|
|Birth Rate||1.81 per woman|
|Death Rate||7.3 deaths per 1,000|
|Biggest Killer||Cerebrovascular disease|
|GDP Per Capita||$53,799 (USD)|
|Size by Area||268,021 km²|
|Birth Rate||1.87 per woman|
|Death Rate||7.5 per 1,000|
|Biggest Killer||Heart Disease|
|GDP Per Capita||$42,940 (USD)|
Major Health Issues
Likewise in New Zealand, the suicide rate is also continuing to rise - especially amongst men.
A male in New Zealand is more than three times more likely than a female to commit suicide, with it now being one of the main causes of male deaths in the country. In 2015 there were roughly 3,027 deaths by suicide, of which 2,292 involved males. That figure was a notable rise on 2014, where it was given as the cause of 2,864 deaths.Both Governments are attempting to fight back, however even with their support it looks like a long battle lies ahead.