Medicine in the different countries

Health care in New Zealand

To benefit from the public health system in New Zealand, you must hold a permanent resident visa, be resident of the country or hold a work permit of two years at the time of application. To check your eligibility, please take the test on the New Zealand Ministry of Health website. If you do not meet these requirements, you have to take out a private health insurance in New Zealand or an insurance for expatriates before departure. If you need an expatriate health insurance, ask for a free quotation online!

Nauru Health Care and Vaccinations

Nauru has two hospitals - Nauru General Hospital and Nauru Phosphate Corporation Hospital. There are no medical specialists, and serious or complicated cases are sent by air to Australia for treatment. Travellers are advised to take out full health insurance prior to departure.

Health care in Federated States of Micronesia

FSM citizens enjoy a level of health care which is high in comparison to the rest of the Pacific Region, thanks largely to the focus on this area by the US during the Trusteeship. Under the Compact, FSM Governments have maintained that standard, as indicated by current mortality statistics.

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.