Medicine in the different countries

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.

Healthcare in Guinea-Bissau

The health care system is inadequate. Aid from UNICEF and the World Health Organization has enabled Guinea-Bissau, one of the poorest countries in the world, to strengthen its health management and decentralize the health system in the country.

Health in Guinea

Guinea has been reorganizing its health system since the Bamako Initiative of 1987 formally promoted community-based methods of increasing accessibility of drugs and health care services to the population, in part by implementing user fees.

Healthcare in Ghana

In Ghana, most health care is provided by the government and largely administered by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Services.

Healthcare in Italy

Known to provide very low cost healthcare services, Italy is renowned for a high standard of healthcare. However, there are some concerns that need to be examined.

Health care in Gambia

The healthcare system in Gambia is built around 3 levels which are Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. There are to date 4 referral hospitals which are operated by the government.

Health in Gabon

Most of the health services of Gabon are public, but there are some private institutions, of which the best known is the hospital established in 1913 in Lambaréné by Albert Schweitzer. The hospital is now partially subsidized by the Gabonese government.

Healthcare in Serbia

Serbian healthcare has been severely under-funded for many years and consequently, the standard of healthcare available is of poor quality.

Healthcare in Slovakia

Slovakia has an average to poor standard of compulsory state funded healthcare and many hospitals are in debt. State healthcare is available on equal terms to all citizens and registered long-term residents.

The healthcare system in Slovenia

Health care in Slovenia is a public service provided through the public health service network. This network also includes, on an equal basis, other institutions, private physicians and other private service providers on the basis of concessions.

Medicine and Health Care in the Faroe Islands

General practitioners are stationed in each of eleven medical districts. Specialized care is available at two small regional hospitals, at the main hospital in Torshavn, at two small regional hospitals, and in Denmark. Old and disabled people are cared for in nursing homes or with the help of visiting home-care providers.