Quality of Life BY: Lauren

My three countries are Sweden, Bahamas, and Yemen. The factors I'm going to explore are factors such as education, health care, literacy rate, and life expectantcy. I'm also going to be showing how they rank of the HDI scale and also how we can help those countries who need our help.

First of all the quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life.

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SwedEn
14 on the hdi scale

In Sweden, the education is an outstanding education. In Sweden, (pre-school) is provided by municipalities for children ages one to five. Pre-schools help provide an environment that stimulates children's development and learning and enable parents to combine parenthood with work or studies. Between ages 6/7 and 15/16, children attend compulsory comprehensive school. Which means that the education program for Sweden is mandatory for ages seven and can end at the age of sixteen and also have a free education and also have a literacy rate of 99.7% based on the research I have found.

Sweden education system

A limit on health-care fees per year exists; 150-300 SEK (Swedish Money) for each visit to the doctor, regardless if they are a private doctor or work at a local health-care center or a hospital. When visiting a hospital, the entrance fee covers all specialist visits that are necessary like x-rays or heart surgery operations and so on. The same fee goes for ambulance services. After 1,100 SEK have been paid the health-care for the rest of the year will be provided free of charge. The health care is an exceptional system which is why the average lifespan in Sweden is now 83.7 years for women and 80.1 years for men.

Swedens Hospital
Bahamas
55 on the hdi scale

The schooling in Bahamas is accessible to 92% of the population l is mandatory for ages of five and sixteen and have a literacy rate of 95.5%.

Bahamas schooling

There are a number of well-equipped hospitals which are staffed by highly trained medical professionals. The initial phase of healthcare in Bahamas covers primary care services. This includes visits to your doctor (primary care provider), disease prevention, health screening, diagnostics (labs and imaging), and treatment (including medications). The health care is definitely a great one which is why the average life span in Bahamas is 74.9% (Years) which isn't as great as Sweden but is still pretty great.

Yemen
160 on the hdi scale

In Yemen the education is very poor, only 50% of the population has access to an education and the people who do have access the education consists of 9 years of basic compulsory education for children of ages between 6–14 years old and have a literacy rate of 48%.

Yemen schooling

The health care system in Yemen is very poor. My research shows that the Yemen health care has very few hospitals and is very over bad service. This is why the lifespan In Yemen is 60% (Years).

Hospitals/ health care
What can we Do?

Since I live in Canada, which is a great privilege, we have the supplies we need to live and have a happy quality of life where these countries may need help with clean drinking water or books to help with their education. A great organization that helps with health care is called Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) is an independent international charity that delivers medical relief in 70 countries.

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