It is widely recognized that health systems should not only improve the health status of the population but also protect households from the adverse economic consequences of health shocks.
The recommendations of the Council will be presented and debated with Geneva Health Forum participants before final recommendations are made in a final report to be released at the time of a special intergovernmental and multistakeholder meeting in Doha, Qatar, in the spring of 2010.
These participatory processes have several benefits in terms of increasing awareness of the general public on health issues and raising the level of commitment at the local level to solve the problems themselves.
A little more than 60 percent of ailing persons in the selected rural areas were found to have sought treatment from the RMPs. Low transaction cost and trust were the two most important determinants of the high demand of RMP services.
This is now changing and as a result, unless action is taken, generic versions of new medicines will only become available after the 20 year patent term has expired. When medicines are patented they are in general more expensive.
Average consulting (120 seconds) and dispensing (60 seconds) time in the UHCs appeared to have increased from 1994, but only marginally so. The proportion of drugs dispensed out of those prescribed was much higher in the UHCs (76%) compared to the urban clinics (44%).
Our study identified oversupply of medical workforce as one of the critical factors influencing the interminable increases of prices in healthcare and spread of corruption in the system. On the basis of trends in several national health indicators, adverse outcomes of care are observed in Armenia.
Till September 2009 around 20 such generic drug stores are opened in the state of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan in the public facilities where the government is supposedly providing free medicines to the population.
In the year of 2003, the Chinese government initiated the “four free and one care policy” to provide free antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS patients who have not joined the basic medical insurance program.
Safe care will become a reality in the CHY through continuous learning and improvement in key action areas. The sustainability of this program will be achieved by ensuring mechanisms for the ongoing training of health professionals for infection control, continued sensitization and through integrating patient safety activities within the CHY care environment.