Global Response to Infectious Disease (GRIDTM) evaluate the Global Response and Leadership in the COVID-19 Pandemic. New Zealand ranked in 1st place while Singapore and Iceland placed 2nd and 3rd places. South Korea (7th), Sri Lanka (9th), Germany (16th), UK (89th), Italy (93rd), Spain (95th). The reason Sri Lanka responded so well is that Sri Lanka has a public health system that is free for all citizens. Going hand in hand, Sri Lanka has had a free education system until graduate school for the last 60 years; thanks to which it has trained thousands of well-qualified healthcare professionals and paramedical workforce for many decades through well-regulated and state of the art medical faculties covering all regions of the country; all free of charge. The doctors and paramedical staff receive post-graduate training and continuous medical education throughout their career. The island nation also has a robust century-old community health program. Health statistics such as maternal and child mortality rates are the lowest in the region. In fact, comparable to the western world. The life expectancy is highest in the region. The nation is 100% vaccination covered, and all treatments under the extended program of immunization are administered free of charge.
Sri Lanka ranked as 9th best country that has Responded to the COVID-19
Global IndexesApr 16, 2020