As the founder of a wellness travel company, I'm on the road quite a bit and have experienced my fair share of ailments abroad.
In the mid-'90s, I left a potluck dinner party in London with a severe case of strep throat. I went to a local hospital and was promptly treated for free. On the other hand, I came down with a stomach bug in Indonesia and didn't even have access to clean water. It's experiences like these that have made me interested in the ways that countries around the world prioritize health and well-being.
Earlier this year, the UN General Assembly published the results from a 10-year comprehensive study, which determined a country's health by looking at 17 development goals, such as ending poverty in all its forms, promoting sustainable agriculture, and ensuring healthy lives for residents of all ages. Here's a look at what the three healthiest nations are doing differently.