Singapore Top Performer in WHO Study

Singapore Top Performer in WHO Study

24th May 2017

Singaporeans are some of the healthiest people on the planet, with recent statistics showing that they are living longer and healthier than ever before.

 

According to the latest World Health Statistics report, published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the island city state’s life expectancy was 83.1 years - the third highest on the planet behind Switzerland (83.4) and long time leaders Japan (83.7).

 

The figures were even more impressive when locations were ranked on healthy life expectancy. According to the WHO the Healthy Life Expectancy at Birth (HALE) indicator provides a more realistic figure as to the number of years an individual can expect to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life. Globally estimates suggest that a person loses around seven years of their life to illness, however this figure can drastically fluctuate between countries.

 

Using this indicator, Singapore ranked second to Japan in WHO’s report, with individuals expected to enjoy 73.9 ‘healthy years’ - an impressive figure, however one that remains a full year behind their neighbours at the top of the table.

 

With Singapore growing, and getting healthier, the reasons for the country’s successes are now being examined closely. WHO attributes the impressive figures to the high levels of domestic expenditure dedicated to medical research, as well as the country’s low rates of road traffic accidents, cardiovascular diseases and high levels of safe drinking water.

 

Singapore is at the forefront of medical advancements, and so a move to the country can be extremely rewarding for motivated medics looking to enhance their careers. If you believe that your future could lie in this truly unique location register on our website today. A dream move could be far closer than you might imagine.

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