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27 of the world's 30 unhealthy countries are in Africa

This is according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index.

Lack of clean water land majority of African countries on the list of the world's unhealthiest nations (Mtaaniinsight)

The newly released Bloomberg Health Index has revealed the healthiest and unhealthiest countries in the world.

Based on factors like life expectancy, access to clean water and sanitation across 169 countries, Africa scored really low.

Of the 30 unhealthy countries in the world, the index found 27 in the continent. The remaining three are Haiti, Afghanistan and Yemen.

It is not all bad news for Africa. Mauritius scored 74th globally and ranked as the healthiest in Sub-Sahara. This is due to its low death rate by communicable diseases. 

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See the 10 healthiest countries in the world here.

Numbeo, the world's largest database of user-contributed data, has also released its list of countries with good health care.

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According to the site, the 2019 Health Care Index looks at the "overall quality of the health care system, health care professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, cost, etc."

Here are the top 5 African countries with the best health care:

1.South Africa

Number one in the continent with a score of 62.56

2.Tunisia

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South Africa is followed by Tunisia with a score of 59.59.

3.Nigeria

In third place is Nigeria with a score of 55.33

 4.Algeria

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Fourth on the list is Algeria with 54.12.

5.Egypt

Egypt ranks last with 44.22.

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