Angola: Health Care in a War-Torn Country

BY VINCENT TRAN Along the Atlantic coast of Sub-Saharan Africa lies Angola, a country attempting to recover from decades of war and turmoil. Widespread tropical diseases, poor health care, and inadequate education all contribute to a startling life expectancy of fifty-two years, one of the lowest in the world.1 Compared to the US life expectancy … Continue reading Angola: Health Care in a War-Torn Country

INDIA: Examining the Efficacy of the RSBY Program in Providing Healthcare for the Rural Poor

BY AKHIL UPNEJA 1.22 billion.  That is the number of people around the world living off less than two dollars a day (World Bank).  These people live in severe poverty and work simply to provide sustenance and shelter for their families.  In India, the harsh poverty conditions are particularly pronounced with 217.2 million people in … Continue reading INDIA: Examining the Efficacy of the RSBY Program in Providing Healthcare for the Rural Poor

Switzerland: Regarding Health System Reform

BY EMILY THACHER Executive Summary Twenty years ago, the Swiss health sector faced two key problems: rising inequality and rising costs. In an effort to strengthen solidarity and contain costs, the Swiss passed a major healthcare reform bill called LAMal in 1994. Inspired by the French and German systems, it established meaningful universal coverage through … Continue reading Switzerland: Regarding Health System Reform