Skip to comments.Aid wasted on private healthcare in poor nations: Oxfam (Obama-care Preview)
Posted on 02/20/2009 8:32:25 PM PST by Reaganesque
LONDON - International aid agency Oxfam urged the World Bank and rich nations to stop "wasting" donations and possibly risking lives by backing unproven private health care programs in poor countries.
A new Oxfam report on health care reveals many private schemes perform poorly - in China, for example, one third of drugs dispensed by private vendors are counterfeit - but they continue to be backed by international donors.
"Donors' romantic views of private sector health providers are completely divorced from the facts," said report author Anna Marriott
"After years of donor under-investment in government health care, to claim that government failure is inevitable is like tying a football players laces together and blaming him for losing the match," Marriott said.
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They are ghouls.
Government rationing of health care might be the most efficient way for an oppressive government to rid itself of undesirables. If a person can only live six months without a medical treatment, it could take much longer to fill out the paper work
In Holland, they’re killing infants they deem to be “too sick.” And we all know that doctors are never wrong, right?
Now, China receives no international medical aid to my knowledge, so this sentence is completely irrelevant to the stated purpose of the article.
Bunch of nonsense.
Notice that part about China and that one third of the drugs are counterfeit?
The problem is counterfeit drugs, not the private sector. I suspect the public hospitals also give out the counterfeit drugs.
Similarly, most people in the third world go to pharmacies for medicine, not doctors...you get medicine right away, wherease if you have to go to public clinics you wait for several hours before you get treated...
If the shops weren’t available, the people would just take herbs.
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