Global Health Challenges

Health experts believe that the present need is to address issues related to provision of public health and care facilities instead of focusing on disease specific problems. Investments from public as well as private sectors may be rising but the provision of quality health care still varies across the world. Besides the cost, there are several social, economic, political and cultural factors due to which provision of healthcare becomes a challenge in many countries.

There are several challenges associated with global healthcare facilities. People who don’t require health care too often are the ones who enjoy these facilities the most. Whereas the access to basic health care services is very poor for people who are not financially strong. This chasm is being predicted to grow deeper in the coming years if equal distribution of hygiene and healthcare is not implemented. The fact that the rich often benefit from such services as compared to the low income group, policymakers need to implement effective measures to fill the gap. Fragmented care is another challenge associated with global health care. A holistic approach is not being adopted by disease control programs at the community level due to which quality care is not reaching the needy.

There is no doubt that the health sector has undergone a revolution. Average life expectancy nearly doubled in several developed countries. New technologies are coming up with the help of which doctors are looking for cure to new diseases. Developing countries also witnessed less extensive yet notable improvements in the mortality rates. But one also can’t deny the fact that there are still many countries within which the poor section has minimal access to quality care and this calls for measures to attain health for all.

According to the World Health Organization, health care provision needs to be measured if countries want to attain health for all. Industry experts feel that a large part of investments in the health sector is leaking away without showing any result. Therefore, governments and healthcare agencies need to work in co-ordination and ensure that the money is used in the right direction.