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India ranked 57th in Global Health Security Index

Published on October 26, 2019
Current context: India has been ranked at 57th Position in the Global Health Security Index, among 195 countries.
India ranked 57th in Global Health Security Index
  • US has topped the list and is followed by UK and Netherlands at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
  • The GHS Index is the first comprehensive assessment of epidemic and pandemic threats globally.
  • The report is a project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, with research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
  • The report identifies and analyses each countries’ health emergency preparedness, their commitment to global norms and their Socioeconomic and environmental risk factors.
  • The report published that only 13 countries in the world are prepared for any major outbreak.
  • The score is normalised between 0 (Lowest) to 100 (Highest) and the average overall index score was just over 40.


Q.1 What was India’s rank in the Global Health Security Index 2019?
a. 52nd
b. 54th
c. 55th
d. 57th
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