Health Policy In Bangladesh

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Comparison of Health Policy in Bangladesh and Pakistan

Introduction:
Health is declared as a basic human right by the universal declaration of human rights in 1948, stating that "everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of oneself and one's family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care." Endowment of health is a fundamental good and a moral issue because it provides opportunity to pursue life goals, reduces pain and suffering, prevents premature loss of life, and provides information needed to plan lives (Jacobson and Mathur, 2010). However, it is not later than three decades ago that health is placed high on international agenda. This international agenda has strongly passed on into
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It is seen that Bangladesh has done notable development it’s all sector as well as health sector slightly more than Pakistan. Bangladesh has made a health policy with specific objectives, principles and strategies to cope with health disaster of the citizen. In contrary, Pakistan also made quite good in health sector although they fall behind on most of the sectors with Bangladesh. There is not much difference in these two countries with their policies but Bangladesh has showed a more advancement in their context than Pakistan although Pakistan exceeds Bangladesh in their number of hospitals and…show more content…
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) showed that almost 40000-450000 cases of HIV/AIDS was evolved in Pakistan since 1986.
On the other hand Bangladesh is facing a lower rate of HIV affective patient. The National AIDS and STD Program (2011) estimates that there is 0.7% HIV affected people those who are facing high risk of this disease all over the country. So it is seen that there is a very slow rise in the number of victims.
It is seen in 2002 that only 7.1% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan was allotted for health sector which is lower more than real demand. At the same period all OECD countries made budget average of 9.8% for development of Health sector. When total health spending of Pakistan was about 9.2 dollar World Health Organization recommended its 34 dollar per capita.
Life expectancy of the people of Bangladesh is more than that of Pakistan. In 2006 the life expectancy of Pakistan was 65 years for women and 62 years for men when the life expectancy of Bangladeshi people was above 65 years for both men and

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