The “Save the Children Index”, which gauges the quality of child healthcare around the world, has ranked Great Britain at the 14th place. The UK lags nine places behind Belarus and 11 behind Ireland among countries which are considered the best and worst for children to fall ill in.
The index, which is drawn up by a charity of the same name, shows that Switzerland and Finland are at the top of the list whereas Somalia is at the bottom. The index measures the number of health workers in a particular country as well as the reach and impact of the health services being provided to the residents.
Other interesting finding is the fact that a shortage of female workers is putting millions of girls at risk in countries like Nepal, where women are not allowed to see male medics.