10 Health Questions about the Caucasus and Central Asia by E. Jakubowski, A. Arnaudova

By E. Jakubowski, A. Arnaudova

This ebook highlights the necessities of future health and overall healthiness structures in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It then compares those nationwide information with the typical facts for 3 teams: their very own, the 15 international locations that have been contributors of the ecu ahead of 1 could 2004 and the 27 present european Member States. every one bankruptcy presents a concise assessment of key health and wellbeing symptoms in 1 of the eight international locations, summarizes the most important good points of the country's future health procedure and describes the result of over a decade of healthiness process reform. This well known sequence deals a brief and straightforward approach to seize the wellbeing and fitness necessities in a visually beautiful layout. Comparisons are a compelling resource of data that policy-makers and stakeholders, either inside international locations and across the world, can use to do so opposed to wellbeing and fitness disparities and alleviate the awesome adjustments in health and wellbeing prestige between voters around the WHO eu sector.

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How have the Azerbaijanis reformed their health care system? Health care reforms in Azerbaijan were initiated in 1993, and numerous laws have been adopted either through the Mejlis or via presidential decree, but not all legislation has been implemented. The legal changes implemented include the following. before 1 May 2004. CIS8: the 8 countries covered in this book. about the Caucasus and central Asia 39 t 1994: Official user charges for health services provided in specialized institutions were introduced.

O Population gro th has declined substantially and the population decreased by 25% in the past 15 years, mainly caused by emigration. O Life expectancy has impro ed to a le el close to that of the EU. O The age structure has shifted to ards a higher percentage of older people. O Georgia has 300 000 internally displaced people. Sources: 1, 6, 7. What do the Georgians suffer from? CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES t The leading cause of death: 67% of the total deaths (2003). t Within this group, the major killers in 2001 were as follows.

Sources: 1, 2, 12. EU27: current members of the EU. EU15: members of the EU 20 10 health questions What is one of the things the Armenians have learned by doing? BETTER TRAINING AND INFRASTRUCTURE – BETTER ACCESS TO CARE With the support of the World Bank, Armenia introduced a project on health funding and primary health care development (1998–2003) in selected primary care facilities, mostly in rural communities. The aim was to improve the training and retraining of primary care staff; to introduce quality improvement systems such as medical practice guidelines; and to improve the infrastructure and equipment.

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