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5 Facts About Healthcare in Brunei Darussalam

TACOMA, Washington — Brunei Darussalam is a small island country located in Southeast Asia. It has a population of approximately 459,500. The country gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. The majority of Brunei’s wealth has accumulated from its abundance of petroleum and natural gas. It also boasts one of the highest per capita GDP in the world. Brunei has a highly developed infrastructure that provides accessible healthcare to all Bruneians. However, there are still areas for

Innovative Healthcare Apps in Sub-Saharan Africa

Although sub-Saharan Africa accounts for nearly 11% of the world’s population, it carries approximately 24% of the global disease burden. The region spends less than 1% on global health expenditure and lacks a strong infrastructure to address its citizens’ healthcare necessities.

Advancements in technology may be the solution to this crisis. The mobile industry in sub-Saharan Africa is growing rapidly. In 2012, only 32% of the population had access to a mobile subscription. By 2018, the mobile

Gender Gap in STEM Careers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Digital technology has become a core asset to everyday life. The mind-boggling contributions that it affords the world are the closest to magic that we can get. This rapid progress has required the world’s workforce to evolve as well. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is crucial to supply every member of the future workforce with the skills needed to occupy future careers. Despite this necessity, many countries –particularly those in Africa–experience a gender gap in STE

Updates on SDG Goal 3 in Sri Lanka

SEATTLE — In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly created the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This initiative consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aims to elevate the quality of life for all individuals including persons with disabilities. It was founded on the principle of “leaving no one behind” and achieving sustainable development for all. While all the goals are important, SDG Goal 3 is one of the most crucial. Its focus is to ensure healthy lives and promo

Women's Healthcare in Syria

The Syrian war has been declared by the UN as the biggest humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century. It is estimated that approximately 5.6 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees and 6.1 million have been internally displaced. The ongoing violence and political unrest have had detrimental effects on the country’s healthcare systems, educational systems and economy. These barriers have made it difficult to access preventative and emergency healthcare. Furthermore, these effects h

5 Important Facts About Healthcare in Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly known as Ellice Islands, is the fourth-smallest country in the world. The nation consists of nine islands and is home to approximately 11,508 people. In comparison to its size, the country is overpopulated which places a burden on the country’s resources. Despite this obstacle, the country is making massive strides to provide its citizens with accessible healthcare. Here are five facts about healthcare in Tuvalu.
• Healthcare in Tuvalu is free and government-funded. Tuvaluans ar

How The Mobile Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa is Creating Millions of Jobs

There is no doubt that the most important factors in alleviating poverty are increasing access to safe drinking water, food security and healthcare. But there is another important piece to the puzzle: digital technology. Technology has the power to disrupt and transform a country’s economy while having a positive impact on citizens’ lives. One of the most important facets of the broad world of technology is the mobile economy. The mobile industry in sub-Saharan Africa is creating millions of job

8 Facts About Healthcare in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tropical island nation near the Indian Ocean with a population of approximately 21 million. A 30-year civil war that ended in 2009 tore the country apart. Meanwhile, it experiences frequent natural disasters such as mass flooding, monsoons and landslides. Despite these barriers, Sri Lanka has been making massive strides towards improving healthcare for its citizens. For the past 50 years, the country has shown impressive positive trends in comparison to its peers in South Asia. He

How Healthcare in Azerbaijan is Improving

SEATTLE — The Republic of Azerbaijan is a country with a population of 10 million people and is located in the Southern Caucasus region of Eurasia. Although it is an upper-middle-income country with a booming oil production industry, healthcare in Azerbaijan remains one of the country’s biggest opportunities.

Azerbaijan’s strong economic growth reduced the poverty rate from 50% in 2000 to 6% in 2012. The country’s economic triumph has also positively impacted the healthcare sector. The average

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