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Healthcare in Egypt

At a little over 102 million people Egypt is the 3rd most populous country in Africa. Overcrowding in urban spaces, with around 95% of the population living on about 4% of the land, has aggravated pollution and traffic while placing a strain on resources, like clean drinking water. In 2019, the poverty …

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Healthcare in the Philippines

The Philippines is the 13th most populous country with a population of over 109 million people spread across 7,000 islands. Since the 1970s, the Philippines has mostly seen improvement to their healthcare system. There has been a steady decline in infant mortality rates and a slow increase in life expectancy. Despite …

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Healthcare in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa with a population just under 115 million. It is also one of the poorest with nearly half of the people living in poverty. Ethiopia has a mostly rural population with poor access to safe water, housing, sanitation, food and health services. …

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Healthcare in Japan

Japan’s current healthcare system got its start in 1927 with an employee health plan. By 1961, it had evolved into a system of universal coverage. It is also one of the world’s best healthcare systems. Japanese people have a longer life expectancy than most others and one of the lowest infant …

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Healthcare in Mexico

Mexico’s healthcare system is underfunded and inadequately organized to meet the needs of its population. The healthcare system has not changed substantially since the Health Ministry was established in 1943. Coverage has been expanded since that time and now all Mexicans have access to basic healthcare services, at least on …

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Healthcare in Russia

The current healthcare system in Russia has its roots in the early 1990s and the collapse of the Soviet Union. The constitution of the Russian Federation, which was adopted in 1993, gave citizens the right to state-funded healthcare. Russia routinely places near the bottom of lists ranking the healthcare systems …

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Healthcare in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. It is also in the top ten population wise with around 168 million people. Over half of its people, 60%, live below the poverty line and 70% live in rural communities. Since its independence in 1971, its healthcare system …

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Healthcare in Nigeria

After Nigeria gained its independence in the 1960s it made some progress to its healthcare systems but progress began to stall after a couple decades. Mostly due to everchanging governments and a lack of resources. For years now Nigeria’s healthcare has been rated among the worst in the world. A …

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Healthcare in Brazil

For a long time, Brazil had many struggles politically which resulted in a subpar healthcare system. It was said that the only way to get the government’s attention was to die. Near the end of the military dictatorship the idea of “health for all” began to emerge. Then with the …

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Healthcare in Pakistan

Healthcare in Pakistan is among the lowest rated in South Asia. Despite some improvements after signing the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2000, Pakistan still has a way to go to improve its healthcare systems. Recently, Pakistan was rated 154th out of 195 countries in terms of overall healthcare system …

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