[ExI] How to get a healthy country
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 11:20:01 UTC 2007
Interesting article here:
The List: World's Healthiest Countries
Posted October 2007
Health headlines are more likely to focus on countries that have
worsening HIV epidemics or that play host to the latest disease
outbreak. But in a select few places, longevity and fitness trump
viruses and early deaths. In this week's List, FP examines five
countries that boast the cleanest bills of health.
OK, Japan, France, Iceland and Sweden, fine.
But Cuba???? How did they do it?
Cuba is a poor country and when people get sick, medicines and medical
equipment are often in short supply.
Their answer is low-tech preventive medicine. And it works.
They have more doctors per capita than any other country.
So better child care produces low infant mortality.
Lots of doctors means early detection and prevention.
And, being poor, they can't afford the American diet.
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