Top 10 countries in the ranking Fot.  Hologic

The Global Women’s Health Index is one of the most comprehensive reports on women’s health and meeting the health needs of women. Based on the responses obtained regarding general health, preventive care, mental health, safety, and the provision of basic needs such as food and shelter, the authors of the study compiled a country ranking.

  • Compiled in 2021, the report shows that over 1 billion women did not go to the doctor in the last year
  • Over 1.5 billion women have not been tested for high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or sexually transmitted diseases that kill tens of millions of women worldwide each year
  • Taiwan, Latvia, Austria and Denmark were highest in the ranking. Afghanistan, Kenya and Venezuela were the worst performers
  • Polish women were in the middle of the ranking, placing between Malaysians and Salvadorans
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The “Hologic Global Women’s Health Index” provides data from 122 countries, representing the experience of 94% of the population. women and girls over 15 years of age. “Women’s health has taken a back seat to almost everything that is happening in the world. Whatever pandemics, wars and other crises are shaking our societies, we must commit to improving women’s health as they form the backbone of our families, communities and societies, “said Stephen P. MacMillan, head of Hologic, which co-developed the study with Gallup.

Top 10 countries in the ranking Fot. Hologic

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No country scored more than 70 points in 2021, followed by Taiwan, Latvia, Austria and Denmark. Three countries scored less than 40 points: Afghanistan, Congo and Venezuela. Poland took 62nd place in the ranking.

Millions of women around the world are in crisis. Afghanistan is the worst

The authors of the report note that inequality in access to healthcare has increased markedly over the past year, and fewer women are also satisfied with the treatment options available. Women do not feel safe walking alone at night. More respondents also indicated problems with providing themselves with food and shelter.

In 2021, women were more stressed, worried, angry and sad compared to the previous year. They also estimated that last year they felt the worst in relation to the entire decade.

Countries with the worst result far below the average Fig.  Hologic

Countries with the worst result far below the average Fig. Hologic

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Countries that spend more on health care per capita tend to score higher in the overall female health index, with the exception of the United States. The wealthy countries that spend the most GDP on health protection – Austria, Switzerland and Norway – were highest in the ranking. The countries with the lowest scores are where women are likely to die earlier than women from other countries, and their quality of life will be much lower than in 2020. These are Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, but also Turkey.

Poland took 62nd place in the ranking Fot.  Hologic

Poland took 62nd place in the ranking Fot. Hologic

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In turn, Zimbabwe, Tajikan and Tunisia are countries where the Global Women’s Health Index increased by a minimum of five points compared to the previous report. The health situation of women deteriorated most in India (a decrease by 14 points compared to the previous year) and Bangladesh (a decrease by 9 points).

The world is failing women in the area of ​​preventive care

Researchers also looked at how women assess the availability of healthcare in their countries and whether they can benefit from early screening for cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or sexually transmitted diseases. It is clear from the report the importance of preventive care. Women who met a healthcare professional in the last year live on average two years longer than those who did not.

About 1.5 billion women did not have access to preventive care last year, and less than 1 in 8 women were screened for cancer.

Experts say the results reflect the multi-level challenges faced by women.

Women in a makeshift hospital in the Pakistani province of Punjab.  SHAHID SAEED MIRZA / AFP / East News

Women in a makeshift hospital in the Pakistani province of Punjab. SHAHID SAEED MIRZA / AFP / East News

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“Women only think about themselves and their health at the end,” said Katie Schubert, president and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research. “In many families, it is a woman who plays the role of a doctor and manager, taking most of the burden of caring for children and the elderly. Women go to the doctor with their own child, rarely thinking about their own health.”

We need to invest more in the health of girls and women

The expert stressed that without providing women with access to professional healthcare, “we will not be able to advance any of the goals of economic stability or equality in socio-economic development.”

Many of the aspects that can be measured by the Global Index of Women’s Health are in line with the goals set by the United Nations for Sustainable Development.

A report published this month by UN Women and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs found that at the current rate of progress, gender equality will not be achieved by 2030 as originally envisaged. “We need to invest in the health of women and girls to accelerate progress,” said Sima Bahous, executive director of UN Women, about this report. “The data shows an undeniable decline in the lives of many of them. Income, security, education and health have deteriorated significantly due to global crises. The longer it takes for us to reverse this trend, the more it will cost us all. “

The data published in 2021 shows that Poland spends the least money on health among the 20 countries indicated by Eurostat. In 2020, health expenditure accounted for less than 5 percent. GDP. Before us were Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Bulgaria. In the Czech Republic, the indicator exceeded 7%, and in Croatia and Slovenia even 8%.


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