Improvement Of Healthcare Developing Countries

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Improvement of healthcare in developing countries. Globally, people’s health is improving. Since 1990, with a significant contribution from UK development programs, the number of children dying from preventable causes has fallen from around 12 million a year to around 7 million. In this period, the number of girls and women dying during pregnancy and childbirth has fallen from 543,000 a year to 287,000.Yet there is still much to be done. The poorest people in the world’s poorest countries suffer the most from ill health, and women suffer more than men. Much of this suffering could be prevented by using existing treatments and by applying the latest knowledge about what works. The challenge is to get these treatments to the people who need them the most - the poorest, the most marginalized, and those in fragile or post-conflict states. We want to speed up progress in improving people’s health. People in poor countries tend to have less access to health services than those in better-off countries, and within countries, the poor have less access to health services. This article documents disparities in access to health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), using a framework incorporating quality, geographic accessibility, availability, financial accessibility, and acceptability of services. Whereas the poor in LMICs are consistently at a disadvantage in each of the dimensions of access and their determinants, this need not be the case. Many different
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