The Political Environment Of Vietnam

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1. Describe the political climate in your chosen country. Does your country’s leadership demonstrate a credible commitment to health services? If yes, how? If no, why not? Over the years, Vietnam has made a remarkable progress to provide a universal health for its population. With the support from WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and other international organizations, studies have shown that in addition to the government’s ambition to ensure that its population has access to health care, they were also able to reduce the financial burden on the poor. Vietnam has transformed from being one of the poorest countries in the world to a lower middle-income country and surpassed the Millennium Development Goal. In 2010,” nearly 60 percent of Vietnamese had health insurance”, an increase of 10% since the 1990s (World Bank). According to the World Health Organization, Vietnam was able to “reach 82% and 68% of the population with improved water and sanitation” both in the urban and rural areas by following the WHO Guidelines and working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development. Nevertheless, Vietnam has made a progress in combating epidemics such as HIV/AIDs and Tuberculosis (TB) and decreased the rates of life expectancy and child mortality. It is apparent that Vietnam shows a great commitment to provide a universal health for its population by the goals they have already reached and plan to reach in the near future. 2. Describe the constraints on your country’s
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