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Lack of workers, low quality medicine main reasons before poor health services

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Lack of workers, low quality medicine main reasons before poor health services
 On 7 April 1948, the first statute of International Sanitary Conference was codified by World Health Organization (WHO) in New York. On 24 June 1948, thee first Health Assembly of WHO was opened in Geneva with delegations from 61 member states and nominated 7 April as World Health Day.
Commemoration of World Health Day is an opportunity for drawing attention to world health issue. WHO and the world countries review international, regional and local incidents on such a day.
Governments and various non-government organizations acknowledge interests and achievements for general health on World Health Day. They organize relevant operations as World Health Organization and declare their support in media.
World Health Day, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Antibiotic Awareness Week and World AIDS Day, is one of formal campaign of WHO.
So in this 70th anniversary year, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people. This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.
The day is also marked in Afghanistan. According to health officials, Afghanistan has more than 20,000 local health workers. Yet, based on WHO statistic, there is no health center in remote areas and districts of Afghanistan.
Nevertheless, critics by criticizing health services’ quality in the country say the quality of health services are very low comparing to aids provided by the international community to Afghanistan health sector.
Health services delivery in Afghanistan is mainly in hand of private sector. Policy-making and providing budget are both the key work of government institutions, but the government is handing over its executing policies in health services delivery to national and international non-government organizations as health services are covering up to 87 percent of the country’s population.
There are a range of other reasons that are affecting health services quality in the country are lack of health workers in healthcare centers, lack of gender portion, medicines and modern equipment and corruption. Patients are obliged to wait for hours and even days behind doors in order to visit a health worker or doctor.
Most of health experts believe that it is time that health services delivery contracts should be systematically changed as UNICEF wants Afghanistan to bring change in its health services delivery.
Reports have shown that the people of Afghanistan spend more than $1 billion annually for health services delivery. Therefore, thousands of families due to dissatisfaction with quality of health services in Afghanistan prefer to visit Pakistan and India for treatment of their patients, showing low-quality of health services in the country.