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The increasing interest on global health issues may have been fueled by the United Nation's Millennium Poll, besides the fact that it has been the primary concern of the majority of citizens. Globally, much efforts are exerted to improve health standards, whether or not individuals come from rich or poor countries…
As the richer countries enjoy better health than poorer ones; health improvements are not automatically delivered in the market does (Sen, 1999). Understandably, major turn overs in health status are structured according to the same foundations as that of the economic growth - up-to- date knowledge and technology, new labour requirements and new investment. However, (Bloom and River Path Associates, 2000), the process that enabled health to improve is on parallel direction and not the same as that of the economic development.
threatening has been HIV/AIDS which has killed about 22 million people and left more than 36 million people as carriers of the said disease. United Nations (2000) revealed that in the late 1980s, HIV has spread in Asia as well as the Pacific.
According to East Asia, UNAIDS and the Pacific there are around 640,000 people infected and have continued to live with HIV/AIDS. In fact, an adult prevalence rate has reached 0.07 per cent. In 2000, there were 18,000 deaths; while in 2000, 5.8 million people got infected with the virus. In the same year, nearly 470,000 people died.
Moreover, 95 % of individuals infected with HIV are settled in developing countries, home to about 85 % of the world's population. ...
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