Disease and Response: Monitoring the Marginalized and/in Health Care in Afghanistan

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Without health care there are many significant problems and infectious diseases including measles, malnutrition, diarrhea, respiratory infections, and trauma. Only eight percent could access basic health care when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2001. There is up to 78 percent of people in rural places have no access to health care at all still today (U.S. 1) The state plays a role in health care through its laws and regulations, health care systems, and health care building information. Healthcare is based on the laws and regulations in Afghanistan and its government’s obligation. According to the laws of Afghanistan, the state is obliged to prove free healthcare and medical treatment. Another law that the state had to encouraged the expansion of private medical service (Jirga 2). The reason why these laws are important is that if we did not have the expansion of medical services, free health care, and medical treatments many of the people in Afghanistan would not survive the millions of diseases in daily life. The state plays a role in healthcare; its one of the world’s least developed countries in healthcare. They have many problems for affordable healthcare for everyone. With the entire healthcare that Afghan’s have, would not enough to face all the disease and illnesses in Afghanistan. If the state had not played a role in health care many people of Afghanistan would not even live to the age of five. Health care systems help provide Afghanistan’s society with medical care that people need in their daily life. Medical and health facilities have a huge impact because facilities are far and near away in Afghanistan. Majority of the medical supplies that Afghan facilities need, are limited or too expensive to ... ... middle of paper ... .... 2014: n. pag. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Jirga, The Chair of Meshrano. “Afghanistan Online: The Constitution of Afghanistan.” Afghanistan Online. n. pag., 14 May 1997. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Mutabazi S., Junior. “How Healthcare Reforms Have Improved Service Delivery.” Africa News Service. 3 Apr. 2014. n.pag. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Ting, Inga. “Private Insurance-Based Healthcare ‘The Most Expensive’.” Age 17 Mar. 2014: 11 Opposing Views in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Hunnicutt, Susan. Universal Healthcare. Michigan: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Print. Acerra R., John. “Rebuilding The Health Care Systems In Afghanistan: An Overview of Primary Care and Emergency Services.” 5 Jun 2009. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Adelsheim D. Peter. “Life Without Health Insurance.” The Wichita Post. 7 Oct 2013. Web. 3 Apr 2014.

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