Medicine in the different countries

Health in the Marshall Islands

The people of the Marshall Islands face considerable challenges to maintain the health of its citizens. Recently, high population growth and crowded conditions in urban areas, have given rise to diseases, such as tuberculosis and leprosy. These conditions typically come about in rapid growth areas of the world that have limited economic and medical resources. In addition, exposure to the influence of Western culture has brought about a rise in the levels of adult obesity, non-communicable diseases, teenage pregnancy, suicide, and alcoholism, and tobacco use.

Health in China

China is undertaking reform of its health-care system. The New Rural Co-operative Medical Care System (NRCMCS) is a 2005 initiative to overhaul the healthcare system, particularly intended to make it more affordable for the rural poor.

Health in Kyrgyzstan

In the post-Soviet era, Kyrgyzstan's health system has suffered increasing shortages of health professionals and medicine. Kyrgyzstan must import nearly all its pharmaceuticals.

Health Care System in Cyprus

In Cyprus, health care is provided by private practitioners and clinics as well as government medical services.

Healthcare in Qatar

Qatar, a nation rich in oil and gas natural reserves, is located in the Middle East and is neighboured by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. With a land area of 4,184 square miles, the population was estimated to be 825,000 at the start of 2008.

Health in Cambodia

The quality of health in Cambodia is rising. As of 2010, the life expectancy is 60 years for males and 65 years for females, a major improvement since 1999 when the average life expectancy was 49.8 and 46.8 respectively.

Yemen Health Care and Vaccinations

Health care facilities are relatively poor, especially outside major cities.

Health care in Iran

Iran scores poorly on the regional MENA ranking, coming in as number 15 among 22 countries. Iran scores low on most factors, and the doctor density is surprisingly low for a country with 130 universities.

Health in Iraq

The state of health in Iraq has fluctuated during its turbulent recent history. During its last decade, the regime of Saddam Hussein cut public health funding by 90 percent, contributing to a substantial deterioration in health care. During that period, maternal mortality increased nearly threefold, and the salaries of medical personnel decreased drastically.

Health in Jordan

Jordan has quite an advanced health care system, although services remain highly concentrated in Amman. Government figures have put total health spending in 2002 at some 7.5 percent of Gross domestic product (GDP), while international health organizations place the figure even higher, at approximately 9.3 percent of GDP.

Healthcare in Indonesia

Whether you come from an American like system of high quality private health care or the Canadian and European public health model you will find the Health care system in Indonesia very different from what you are used to.

Healthcare in India

Healthcare in India features a universal health care system run by the constituent states and territories of India. The Constitution charges every state with "raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties". The National Health Policy was endorsed by the Parliament of India in 1983 and updated in 2002.

Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health problems have been a long standing issue limiting development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

Healthcare in the USA

A federal constitutional republic, the United States of America is composed of fifty states and a federal district. The USA has a total land area of 9.83 million kilometres squared and a population of more than 300 million. It holds the distinction of being the world’s largest economic country, with a total GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of US$ 13 trillion in 2006.

Health in Djibouti

The life expectancy at birth is about 62 for both females and males. Fertility is at 2.63 children per woman. In the country there are about 18 doctors per 100,000 persons.