Pakistan, Like Many International Countries

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Pakistan, like many international countries, contains a plethora of healthcare delivery complications when providing services to its citizens. This is immensely concerning for the international community because Pakistan is the 5th most populous country in the world, and the largest land mass in the Eastern Mediterranean. Littered with an array of different terrains, climates, and features, Pakistan’s land mass is approximate 800,000 square km. Geographically, Pakistan divides its providences into five large and one small, with an additional three territories. The providences are listed below in sizes from smallest to largest: Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakhtunkhwa, Khyber, Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab. (see fig. 1) Over the last decade, Pakistan has faced its share of disasters; both natu-ral and artificial. It was struck by a massive earthquake in 2005 and continues to be fixed with religious and militant groups in its northern regions. Compromised regions of security make health care access problematic. Pakistan 's population will also be a fu-ture concern for health care delivery. A consistently high population growth rate exceeding 2% annually has led to Pakistan being quite a young nation with over 35% of its population being under the age of 14 years old.
The basic premise for its health care system is sound and has the capability of servicing a great deal of its citizens. Healthcare availability in Pakistan consists of three-tiers…
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