With the focus on these five areas, Governments in each country are creating health systems that aim to provide services that are affordable, equitable and accessible. To achieve a sustainable health system, cooperation and participation of all health care providers is vital. This will work towards WHO’s goal of achieving “better health for all”
According to the Bloomberg website, the United States is ranked 50th out of the 55 countries that were assessed as a country having one of the least efficient healthcare systems. Not a very good rank for such a developed country. More importantly, it is not very good for a country that is considered to be a high-income country. It brings up the question asking how other health care systems are in other countries around the world especially in low income countries. What are the affects by having limited access to health care in counties like Guinea, Ethiopia, or Mali? Below are a few ways in which low income countries are affected by having little access to health care services.
Being granted unlimited resource is an opportunity that few, if any have had. Alongside being given this amazing opportunity, the person carries the burden of choosing between several dilemmas that affect the Earth and its inhabitants. People living in economic disenfranchisement and war-torn countries are affected at a higher rate than those that suffer from the same affliction in developed nations. Many third and second world countries often lack the necessary access to hygienic medical supplies and treatment. The environment that a country’s residents dwell in, especially children, should help them grow and thrive. Too often in these countries, the political, social, and economic environment create crises in which children are fighting illnesses
Recognition of healthcare systems globally in both high and low income areas is a key component to understanding the health of each country overall. Each country can only function and be as strong as the weakest country due to communicable diseases that spread worldwide. As technology advances so do the pathogens that enter each individual's body. In the past pathogens were contained to their country of origin and were not easily spread but in today’s society they can travel within in a matter of hours or minutes. Understanding each healthcare system allows world leaders and healthcare workers to determine changes that need to be made in order to eliminate health disparities and the spread of various communicable diseases. Analyzing and
Health care in India is not a priority to most citizens who frequently do not have adequate shelter or nutrition. As a student working in the outpatient clinic of a hospital, I noticed that the medications were all expired and that the patients were not able to get their medications due to hospital underfunding. This inspired me and several of my colleagues to establish a funding project known as MSAID (Medical Students Aid in India’s Development). Witnessing through my own eyes the poverty, limited education, and lack of basic health care resources changed with way I approached life and medicine. I became more involved in the aspect of patients’ lives that didn’t involve medicine.
Health Care policy strategy alludes to choices, plans, and activities that are embraced to accomplish particular health care objectives inside of a general public. An unequivocal health policy can accomplish a few things: it characterizes a dream for the future which thus sets up targets and perspectives for the short and medium term. It diagrams needs and the normal parts of diverse groups; and it builds general agreements and advises individuals (WHO, 2015). Healthcare is a major right of each national independent of any socially built files and developmental narratives. In any case, this privilege is not a reasonable extravagance for one and all to appreciate. Attributable to gigantic differences on vertical and horizontal lines, individuals of developing nations need sufficient healthcare facilities. Such issues of access to and accessibility of health related facilities are generally affected by social and monetary conditions, and also health policies in place.
A considerable amount of people around this world does not have access to basic health care. Poor sanitation, exposure to harmful materials, and disease are just a few of the problems which can lead to the death of billions in this world. Unfortunately, one needs to be wealthy in order to protect oneself from these developing diseases. According to The Health Site, “39 million people are forced into poverty in India” due to the extreme costs of health management. One could infer from this context that medical care is perceived as a luxury in India, not as a necessity; this alone has the power to create a great decline within the nation’s population. However, this can be changed if enough people
Poverty and humanity, as well as diseases are occurring drastically in various countries around the globe. Where many nations are providing universal Healthcare in more high superior countries. Located in certain regions, many Healthcare industries are either short staffed and have very limited amount of access to being admitted to hospital for treatment to their conditions, or an income, which does not provide well-being and nourishment. This then prevents individuals from curing their diagnosis. I’ve seen entire communities devastated by famine and had to watch countless adolescents eventually deteriorate and simultaneously watched the world do nothing at all. Unfortunately, my blind idealism went too far in assessing the importance of a
The healthcare footprint is defined as, “the actions and decisions that impact the health of people worldwide” (Health, 2009). The environment, economics and political willpower are all cornerstones of the healthcare footprint. Health is a generally broad term used to describe much more than just a person’s physical well-being; it also includes a person’s mental and social well-being. All of these well-beings extend beyond if someone is ill or not going to the dentist. Issues like access to clean drinking water, funding clinics and triaging individuals relate to the healthcare footprint (Health, 2009). One significant concern is that improvements in medicine and healthcare are not equitably spread across all countries--poorer countries (like those in Africa) lack modern advances and deal with extra challenges like Ebola and increasing cases of HIV/AIDS. Another concern about health care is that the political realm of governments control how budgets are spent and more specifically if people can have equal access to care when illness strikes and preventable care to avoid disease.
Health care in third-world/developing countries is vastly different than that health care in first-world/developed countries. In 1994, AZT became the first approved treatment for HIV. Pertinent studies showed that prenatal administration of AZT to HIV positive pregnant and subsequent postnatal administration to their babies resulted in a reducing mother to infant transmission from 25% to 8%. This change in the course of such a devastating illness helped to alter the mindset that having HIV was a death sentence. AZT was shown to slow the spread HIV significantly. It is important to note that AZT cannot stop the spread of HIV completely, but it is a viable treatment method that attempts to control and slow the condition.
Unfortunately, Ethiopia is considered to be a country living in poverty. However, Ethiopians are continuously striving towards perfecting their country. The people of Ethiopia are determined to rise above the challenges and put forth the effort to fix their state of poverty. In the following portfolio, the author will compare and contrast the key features in Ethiopia, observe the future challenges and directions that health care is striving to achieve, and describe the key contributions that help improve the health status in Ethiopia. Also, we will discuss the key organizations that will help Ethiopia overcome these future challenges.
The author of this response is asked to answer for and to a series of questions related to healthcare providing and availability in under-developed countries. The author will explain, in order, responses to the question of what the challenges are in under-developed countries, will speak to research-generated strategies about how to address those challenges, and will offer strategies for how a nurse can advocate for health care at the global level. The assignment asks whether one nurse can make a difference and the answer to that is certainly in the affirmative.
5 Numerous countries could benefit from improved health care from foreign aid. People in other countries all around the world are suffering from illnesses and diseases that could be fixed with better medical assistance from foreign aid. Stated in his article “An American Miracle,” Michael Elliott reports, “From 2004 to 2013, the U.S. committed more than $50 billion to the global fight against AIDS, and last year accounted for some two-thirds of all international assistance to that effort. Programs funded by American taxpayers have saved more than 7 million lives overseas.” (Elliot) This shows that America’s help has already greatly impacted many people. Multiple countries don 't have proper sanitized tools, medical facilities, and funding to treat sickness. With help, countless illnesses could be vanquished.
Worldwide, approximately 1.3 billion people do not have access to affordable and efficient healthcare and out of those who have access, almost 170 million are forced to spend around 40 % of their income on medical treatment (Asante et al,2016).In low and middle income countries (LMICs), the major constraint to the access of healthcare is financial burden, where out-of-pocket payments (OPP) contribute to approximately 50 % of total health expenditure (WHO, 2010). As a result, in these countries there is high probability of many households being pushed into poverty due to high medical expenses (McIntyre,2006).The matter of concern in LMICS is that poor and disadvantaged groups of population do not have access to adequate quality of healthcare.For instance, according to WHO (2010) up to 20 % of women in rich population are more likely to have a birth attended by skilled health worker than a poor woman. Therefore, taking an action to address health inequities faced in these countries would save up to 700,000 women.
The right to good health is of paramount importance not just in India but also in every corner of the world. It is sad that India, the world’s most populous democracy, can’t guarantee that to our citizens especially to the ones who fall below poverty line. On one hand, our country is fast becoming the hub for medical tourism where people from other countries flock to get good quality and affordable medical treatment. On the other most of these facilities are simply not available to the natives who should be the first preference looking at the economy of the country (Bajpai, 2014). Healthcare was never a top priority after independence. The initial focus was on agriculture, infrastructure and military. This led to social sectors like health and education being neglected. In its recent assessment of the Indian economy, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identified India’s poor health outcomes as one of the country’s major developmental challenges. India is a laggard in health outcomes not just by OECD standards, but also by the standards of the developing world. In 2012, India witnessed 253 deaths per 100,000 persons due to communicable diseases alone, much higher than the global average of 178. India faces a higher disease burden than other emerging economies such as China, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and Sri Lanka. Even poorer neighbors such as Nepal and Bangladesh have a better record in health compared to India (Gawande, 2012).