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Why are there Disparities in Healthcare

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Application: The "Haves" and "Have Nots": Why Are There Disparities?

Earlier in the course, the different population health outcomes of two culturally and economically similar neighbors (the U.S. and Canada) were considered. This week, the focus shifts to the eastern hemisphere and an examination of health inequalities between and within nations with large, diverse populations.

Both India and China had similar health outcomes at the end of WWII. Unlike India, China's health improved tremendously over the next 30 years. When it did not have a focus on economic growth, China's health achievements surpassed India. Since the economic reforms 30 years ago, health progress in China has not been growing as much. Today, India is booming and is home to some of the richest people in the world, but it is also home to more food insecurities than anywhere else in the world.

To prepare for this Assignment, review your Learning Resources this week. Consider how certain large populations within a single political entity can still display disparate health outcomes. Think about how areas such as Kerala can have remarkably different health outcomes than the countries they are in. What makes those areas different from the rest of the country?

The Assignment (3-4 pages):
•Describe two health outcomes for which India and China have had different experiences in the last half century.
•Explain the reasons for the disparities noted.
•Describe the experience for those outcomes in Kerala and suggest reasons for why they are similar or different from the rest of India.
•Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.

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Both India and China had similar health outcomes at the end of WWII. Unlike India, China's health improved tremendously over the next 30 years. When it did not have a focus on economic growth, China's health achievements surpassed India. Since the economic reforms 30 years ago, health progress in China has not been growing as much. Today, India is booming and is home to some of the richest people in the world, but it is also home to more food insecurities than anywhere else in the world. To prepare for this Assignment, review your Learning Resources this week. Consider how certain large populations within a single political entity can still display disparate health outcomes. Think about how areas such as Kerala can have remarkably different health outcomes than the countries they are in. What makes those areas different from the rest of the country?

•Describe two health outcomes for which India and China have had different experiences in the last half century.

In reference to China and India, these countries have experienced dramatically different health outcomes for their populations over the last 50 years. China has witnessed improved healthcare for its citizenry while India has consistently ranked among the worst for maternal health, infant mortality, child malnutrition, and average life expectancy. The differences are stark and very contrasting as both countries emerged from impoverished conditions in the 1960s as countries suffering from decades of imperialism and pillage by Western countries, which further crippled their countries but China was able to develop a more robust health infrastructure that has vastly improved the life ...

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The expert determines why there are disparities in healthcare.

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