The Sweden Vs Singapore Health System Comparisons

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The Sweden Vs Singapore Health System Comparisons: The Role of Governmental Public Health Agencies The Singapore: Introduction and Country Overview Singapore was founded in 1819 as a British trading colony. Although it joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963, it declared independence in 1965. Since then, it has been one of the world’s wealthiest countries with strong international trading. It has one of the world’s busiest ports. Geographically, it located in the Southeastern Asia, between Indonesia and Malaysia with total area 697 sq. km (land area 687 sq. km, and water 10 sq. km) (CIA, World Factbook, 2016). The total population of Singapore was estimated to be 5,702,441 as of May 7, 2016. While the…show more content…
The major ethnic groups Chinese, Malay, Indian, and others comprise 74.2, 13.3, 9.2 and 3.3 percent of the total population. Although the Mandarin, English, Malay, and Tamil are the official language spoken, others like Hokkien, Teochew, Chinese dialects and others is spoken. Buddhist (33.9 percent), Muslim (14.3 percent), Taoist (11.3%), catholic 7.1%, Hindu 5.2 % are the major religious practices in the country (CIA, World Factbook, 2016). The Singapore has been led by the parliamentary republic, government type with legislative, unicameral parliament. According to the CIA, World Factbook (2016), Singapore has a greatly industrialized and successful free-market economy with remarkable open and free of corruption environment. Higher GDP per capita ($85,700) than most developed countries but stable prices. The country highly depends on exports of consumer electronics, information technology products, medical and pharmaceutical products, transportation, and financial services. Despite the highly industrialized nation, Singapore also faced a huge financial crisis in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis. However, the government has attempted to restructure the economy by deterring foreign labor dependence. Therefore, the government pays attention to increasing productivity and wages to its nation. Moreover, the government has planned to increase its
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