Women’s Health Rankings by Country & Territory

Top-Ranking Country & Territory Trends:

  • Strong infrastructures for testing, screening, and preventive care 
  • High-income economies
  • Basic needs almost universally met

Bottom-Ranking Country & Territory Trends:

  • Few women having their basic needs met
  • Lower incidence of preventive care
  • High-income inequality 
  • Weak healthcare infrastructures
2020 Global Women’s Health Index Ranking
Click on a country or territory below to learn more about the current state of health for women. See the overall ranking and a breakdown by dimension. Zoom in and out, and use your mouse to navigate. Grey-colored countries and territories were not surveyed as a part of this study.
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Country & Territory Rankings
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Countries and territories are ranked based on a combined and weighted score (0-100) of the five dimensions linked to higher female life expectancy: Preventive Care, Basic Needs, Opinions of Health & Safety, Individual Health, and Emotional Health. Select a filter from the drop down to sort the countries and territories by each dimension of women’s health studied. Once a selection is made, the rankings list will automatically update with the corresponding scores and rankings by country and territory. To learn more about a specific country or territory’s sampling data or specific scores by dimension, please tap or click the corresponding country or territory in the rankings list. To learn more about how scores are calculated, please visit the About or Methodology page.

Countries and territories are ranked based on whether women in the past year have been tested for high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases. To learn more about how scores are calculated, please visit the About or Methodology page.

Countries and territories are ranked based on a woman's ability to meet their basic needs in the last 12 months in terms of being able to buy the food their family needed and provide adequate shelter. To learn more about how scores are calculated, please visit the About or Methodology page.

Countries and territories are ranked based on female satisfaction with access to quality healthcare in general, whether they think pregnant women receive high-quality care, and whether they feel safe walking alone at night. To learn more about how scores are calculated, please visit the About or Methodology page.

Countries and territories are ranked based on female experiences with health problems by asking if they experienced pain in the last day or if they have health problems that prevent them from doing things people their age would normally do. To learn more about how scores are calculated, please visit the About or Methodology page.

Countries and territories are ranked based on female experiences of negative feelings with: worry, sadness, stress, and anger. To learn more about how scores are calculated, please visit the About or Methodology page.

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COUNTRY/TERRITORY OVERALL SCORE OUT OF 100
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