Conflict-Affected Nations Lag In Efforts To Improve Access To Health Care Services
Devex: Fragile states lag behind when it comes to health
“…Half of the world’s population can’t access essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. The countries most greatly affected aren’t necessarily the poorest, but the ones with the weakest health systems — particularly fragile states in conflict zones, said Dr. Peter Salama, then-WHO deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, during a panel on global health and security last year. … Some health experts think there needs to be a change of strategy in conflict-affected nations, such as South Sudan or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, if ailing health systems are going to improve…” (Mednick, 9/3).