Update: 18:49 | 09/03/2019
Vietnam has been listed among the top 11 healthiest countries in the world, according to the Global Wellness Index (GWI) published by investment firm LetterOne.
Out of the 151 nations evaluated for the list, Vietnam was ranked in 11th place while Canada took the number one position.
Runners at the 44th Hanoi Moi Newspaper Run for Peace.
A host of other Asian countries also made the list’s top 11 including the Philippines in 4th, the Maldives in 5th, Singapore in 7th, Laos in 8th, the Republic of Korea in 9th, and Cambodia in 10th.
The GWI’s evaluation is based on a number of key metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, obesity, depression, government healthcare spending, alcohol use, smoking, happiness, and healthy life expectancy.