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Discussing Healthcare Policy

Questions: Name two types of organizations which influence health policy and describe their strategies. How have they influenced policy? Has their influence been positive or negative?

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The main objective of the World Health Organization is "the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health" [1]. The organization strives to attain leadership on matters that are critical to health and it has set out, through research and monitoring of health trends, to disperse valuable knowledge and to provide technical support where action is needed [2]. Its main concern is international public health. Through the leadership efforts of WHO, smallpox was successfully eradicated, and it has continued its pursuit of the eradication of other communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis [3]. WHO has also been involved in global prevention and treatment of a variety of pandemic diseases. Through this organization, infant mortality has been greatly reduced, human life expectancy has raised, ...

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The solution discusses healthcare policy and two types of organizations which influence health policy and describe their strategies.

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