Disease And Response: Monitoring The Marginalized And/In Health Care In Afghanistan

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Without health care there are many significant problems and infectious diseases including measles, malnutrition, diarrhea, respiratory infections, and trauma. Only eight percent could access basic health care when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2001. There is up to 78 percent of people in rural places have no access to health care at all still today (U.S. 1) The state plays a role in health care through its laws and regulations, health care systems, and health care building information.
Healthcare is based on the laws and regulations in Afghanistan and its government’s obligation. According to the laws of Afghanistan, the state is obliged to prove free healthcare and medical treatment. Another law that the state had to encouraged the expansion of private medical service (Jirga 2). The reason why these laws are important is that if we did not have the expansion of medical services, free health care, and medical treatments many of the people in Afghanistan would not survive the millions of diseases in daily life. The state plays a role in healthcare; its one of the world’s least developed countries in healthcare. They have many problems for affordable healthcare for everyone. With the entire healthcare that Afghan’s have, would not enough to face all the disease and illnesses in Afghanistan. If the state had not played a role in health care many people of Afghanistan would not even live to the age of five.
Health care systems help provide Afghanistan’s society with medical care that people need in their daily life. Medical and health facilities have a huge impact because facilities are far and near away in Afghanistan. Majority of the medical supplies that Afghan facilities need, are limited or too expensive to get. Medical facilities get inexpensive medical supplies because they cannot afford it. But the supplies they buy are not trustworthily to use. In Afghanistan the public hospitals should be avoided because majority of the doctors who work there do not have a license. In private clinics in Kabul, they have doctors that have licenses and a degree (Afghanistan1).
In other third world countries it is more difficult to deliver drugs through areas affected from violence and the closures of pharmacies have increased the cost of medication by as much as 35 per cent. “[In one of the third world countries, Nigeria, the] senior specialists are on leave of absence or sabbatical pending due to the violence [in Africa]” (Healthcare 2). Due to the lack of specialists in the medical professions, the health care services in these regions would shut down or either the government has to cut down the expenses for medical needs. When you cut down the expenses it would cause the health care systems to not provide the correct drugs or medication the people needs. But some other countries solve this problem by relying on private insurance.
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