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Japan Postwar reconstruction

Briefly identify how reconstruction after World War II contributed to Japan's contemporary health status.

Summarize one significant political feature and one legal feature of Japan's contemporary health care system that contributes to Japan's population health status.

Offer two reasons (historical, political, legal, and/or cultural) for the disparity between the Japanese and American populations in health achievement.

Suggest two lessons other countries can learn from the Japanese experience to improve their own health status.

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What can America learn from Japan concerning health care
Briefly identify how reconstruction after World War II contributed to Japan's contemporary health status.

After World War II, the reconstruction of Japan's healthcare infrastructure was successful because Japan had a damaged,but still functioning infrastructure. After the conflict of World War II in 1945, Japan's health care and public health delivery infrastructure lay in ruins. In fact, most of Japan's infrastructures were in ruins. Housing, sewage systems, water plants, and equipment had been damaged extensively. In fact, the Japanese population had suffered from widespread malnutrition. Healthcare was reduced dramatically .
The reconstruction effort to rebuild Japan's health infrastructure and public health system was very successful because it was led by US experts in public health and disease control. The US provided the capable leadership throughout the reconstruction effort for Japan. The American introduce disease prevention method. They launched public education programs for the awareness of sanitation. They reformed the medical education and reorganized hospital system. Japan's school children were introduced to skim milk into their diets, which increase their calcium and protein intake enormously. Skim milk improved the health of millions of school children in Japan. The number and quality of healthcare personnel also increased contributing to the increase in life expectancy in Japan. As a result of improved nutrition and sanitation, there is infant ...

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After World War II, the reconstruction of Japan's healthcare infrastructure was successful because Japan had a damaged,but still functioning infrastructure. Japan had a low gap in national income level that enables its citizen to have better healthcare. These are reasons why Japan have the longest longevity compare to any nation.

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