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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.

Question: 

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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