Burden Of Disease In The Dominican Republic

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Health issues affected many people all over the country. The health of the people is more of a concern in middle and low income countries. This is because these countries do not have the proper care to provide the people of their country with the right health services. Eventually this leads to disease of the country that become prevalent and hard for the people to avoid unless they take the proper care and precautionary steps. Some of these countries do not even have a plan or strategy in place in order to help their people. This leads to a health issue called burden of disease this issue has been evolving over the years because of economic and social change and the growing age of the country’s population. Burden of disease is describe “predominantly …show more content…
There have been three reforms in place that have been improvised and improved over the years. The first reform was created in 1993 and it challenged the Latin American countries to benchmarks of their medical report. The standards were set by the World Bank. These medical strikes promoted curative level care that was overseen by the Ministry of health and SESPAS. The first reform did not meet the standards set by the World Development Report but it did create national health structure that they could use for statistics. The second reform was put in place in March of 2001 by the World Bank and the USAID. Two laws were passed with this reform “Law No. 42-01, the general health law which guaranteed certain levels of care would be covered by the public health system, establishes the National Health System, and ensures the right to health for all 11, and Law No. 87-01, which establishes the Dominican system of social security” ( 'Reforming the Reform: Public Health Policy in the Dominican Republic ', 2011). The second reform had specific aims that they wanted to reach, they were access to drugs for all, universal insurance coverage and a zero tolerance strategy to the seven health priorities ( 'Reforming the Reform: Public Health Policy in the Dominican Republic ', 2011). This reform did not form internally and that’s what made it unsuccessful. The third reform is the current reform in place, this has an emphasis on decentralization and regional health autonomy. The Dominican Republic in this reform no longer works SESPAS, it doesn 't exist, and they work with the Ministry of Health and the National Health System. The third reform has taken into account all of the other reforms that went array because of complications. This reform has been in effect since 2004 and it still has its problems but it seems to be working so

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