In order to produce a rounded set of outcome rankings, the EIU used basic factors like life expectancy and infant mortality rates alongside weighted factors such as disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALEs), whilst also taking ageing populations and adult mortality rates into consideration.
The EIU also produced an overview of how much countries spend each year on healthcare per capita. This spending ranking is based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
By plotting the EIU’s outcome rankings against spending rankings for each country, we are able to develop a global overview of how effectively countries use their healthcare budgets.
For millions of Brits a garden is something to share – with family, friends and of course, birds. While you can spot many beautiful birds in a British backyard, there are some species that don’t flock to our shores. Whether you’re a seasoned twitcher or have trouble telling a blue tit from a blue jay, we hope you’ll enjoy our colourful chart of Backyard Birds From Around The World, which gives you an up-close view of some of the most common garden birds from a number of countries across the globe.
Although you’re unlikely to see an Indian roller or spotted pardalote taking a wash in your bird bath anytime soon, we hope this infographic inspires you to create a welcoming home for our feathered friends in time for summer!
Hayfever, insect bites, food intolerances – allergies are commonplace and can strike at any time. As well as traditional medicines, many DIY cures are out there to help us cope with the unpleasant symptoms, from itching to swelling and congestion.
Here’s a selection of some of the more unusual allergy remedies from around the world.