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COUNTRIES WITH HIGH ADULT AND CHILD MORTALITY RATES
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Adult and Child Mortality Rates in Angola Name: Institution: Introduction Angola is situated along the western shoreline of Sub-Sahara Africa. With an area of more than one million square kilometers, Angola is one of Africa’s largest nations. The country had a populace of approximately 19 million people based on the most recent census.
Selection of Angola for this analytical study was based on the fact that, the nation has the necessary resources to improve its healthcare system, yet it is one among several African nations with the highest rates of mortality and morbidity. The country also experiences acute shortage of human resources in the health sector, especially nurses. This research paper attempts to give insight into the current state of Angola’s health system, by considering responsible government institutions, healthcare delivery, nursing education and accreditation, and roles that nurses can play to aid in improvement of the country’s health outcomes. Government Angola is a republic, meaning that its government is chosen by the electorate. The country currently has a stable executive government framework. The president is usually a leader of the coalition or party that gets the highest number of votes in the National Assembly (NA) elections. The president heads the executive branch of government and he or she may serve one or two five-year terms. It is also the president who nominates provincial governors. These governors then elect district administrators for further devolution of resources (UNICEF, 2008). ...
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