Vietnam named among top 11 of world’s healthiest countries

Vietnam has been listed among the top 11 healthiest countries in the world, according to the Global Wellness Index (GWI) published by investment firm LetterOne.

Out of the 151 nations evaluated for the list, Vietnam was ranked in 11th place while Canada took the number one position.

A host of other Asian countries also made the list's top 11 including the Philippines in ninth, Maldives in fifth, Singapore in seventh, Laos in eighth, the Republic of Korea in ninth, and Cambodia in 10th.

The GWI's evaluation is based on a number of key metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, obesity, depression, government healthcare spending, alcohol use, smoking, happiness, and healthy life expectancy.

Source: People's Army Newspaper