publication . Article . 2005

Emerging health isues in Asia and the Pacific: implications for public health policy

Amarakoon Bandara;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
Abstract
The Asia-Pacific region is confronted with several emerging healthrelated issues. The prevalence of diseases causing high rates of mortality and morbidity, and the lack of skilled health personnel, infrastructure, financial resources and health systems that are responsive to the needs of society, are among them. A pragmatic approach with a focus on issues of major health and socio-economic concern is vital for the development of successful public health services. Striking a balance between different service providers taking into account overall resource constraints, efficacy of service delivery and welfare gains is a key challenge for many countries in the regio...
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free text keywords: mobidity, diseases, health insurance, social impact, jel:I10, jel:I11, jel:I18
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