The South East Asian Country Of Bangladesh

1237 WordsApr 30, 20175 Pages
The South-East Asian country of Bangladesh has a total population of about 160,996,000 (Bangladesh). When Bangladesh is compared with India, it is evident that considerable progress is being made to improve the health of the people of Bangladesh. Nevertheless, there remain many areas of concern. Some of these concerns are the countries health development and provisions for healthcare delivery. There are differences in the overall health of the citizens of Bangladesh and those of India. In Bangladesh, the annual population growth rate and the adolescent fertility rate are higher than those in India. The mortality rates are much higher in Bangladesh than in India. However, reported cases of certain infectious diseases are at a lower…show more content…
Cost sharing is a major issue in attaining universal health care in Bangladesh. Some form of insurance involving risk-pooling and prepayments could be an effective mechanism to ensure universal health coverage. “The recently revised 2012 National Health Policy has also termed health services as an individual right and to help exercise this right, the policy advocates health insurance for formal sector employees and the introduction of health cards for the poor and disadvantaged” (Ahmed, S., Alam, B. B., Anwar, I., Begum, T., Huque, R., Khan, J. A., Osman, F. A. 2015). I believe that Universal health coverage cannot be achieved until three areas are addresses in Bangladesh. First there needs to be a drastic increase in the number of health care providers. I think that a government sponsored scholarships to subsidize the cost of training health care providers could help alleviate this problem. The second concern is an improvement in the medical technology available. Hospitals and Clinics need the medical tools to help provide the adequate care of the patients. The third and probably the biggest challenge to this poor country is the cost of health care. I do
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