China ranks 59th on modern health list: Academy report

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/17 23:33:40

China ranks 59th among 131 countries in health modernization, a report released on Saturday said.

He Chuanqi, head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' China Center for Modernization Research, suggested a road map for China's health development in five areas: systems, daily life, service, environment and treatment.

Based on data from 2014 and earlier, the report said 25 countries are considered "developed" in health, including Sweden; 22 countries "moderately developed" in health, including Russia; 33 countries "primarily developed," such as China; and 51 countries "under-developed," including Kenya.

The report also shows that among the 45 health indexes, China has 18 which have exceeded the world average, while eight close to or equaling the average of developed countries.

In 2016, the State Council, China's cabinet, issued a guideline on building a healthy China.


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