The Health Care Index
The Health Care Index is an assessment of the overall quality of the healthcare system, medical workers, equipment, personnel, doctors, costs, and other factors. It is compiled on the basis of surveys of visitors to the Numbeo website. To create the current index (which is always updated), data from the past 36 months is used. The higher the index, the higher the quality of healthcare.
In the first six months of 2022, Taiwan (PRC) leads with an index of 86.04. South Korea and Japan are also among the top three countries with the best health index: 83.04 and 80.52, respectively. Malta has the worst health index: 38.24. Second-to-last was Venezuela (39.15) and Bangladesh (41.74).
In comparison, the health care index of Kazakhstan was 59.89.
Among EAEU countries, Russia ranked 59th with an index of 59.86, Armenia was 72nd with an index of 55.74, and Belarus was fifth from the bottom, in 92nd place with an index of 46.14.
The volume of investments in healthcare and social services in Kazakhstan amounted to a record number of 73.7 billion tenge – 15.2% more in monetary terms compared to the same period last year.
Earlier for the same period, the volume of investments in healthcare and social services amounted to 64.2 billion KZT in 2020 and 64 billion KZT in 2021.
Global Health Security
In 2021, according to the Global Health Security Index (GHS) ranking, Kazakhstan was placed 55th among 195 countries. The GHS index ranking, developed in collaboration with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was first compiled in October 2019.
The Global Health Security Index scores countries on 6 categories, 37 indicators and 171 questions using publicly available information. The GHS Index assesses health security in the context of other factors critical to combating disease outbreaks, such as political and security risks, a more developed health care system, and a country's compliance with global norms.