In an analysis of Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care conducted in 195 countries and territories, Nepal has shown improvements. The result is a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The study was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Basically, the survey studied the death rate from diseases like whooping cough, diphtheria, tuberculosis, measles, tetanus, heart disease, neonatal disorders and cancer.

It is notable that Nepal’s ranking is improving year by year. The results were decided after analyzing the countries for 20 years i.e. 1990-2010. Of the 25 most important causes of burden, as measured by disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), congenital anomalies showed the largest decrease, falling by 66% from 1990 to 2010 and has got 50.8 points.

India has scored just 44.8 points. With this improvement Nepal beats the neighboring countries India and Pakistan.

Nepal with the score of 50.8 has surpassed India in this list; India has scored just 44.8 points. With this improvement Nepal beats the neighboring countries India and Pakistan. In comparison; China scored 74 points, Sri Lanka 72.8 points, Bhutan 52.7 points, Bangladesh 51.7 points, and Pakistan has 43 points.


The list shows that even though there were many improvements in 25 years, there has been a great inequality between the worst and best performing countries.