Deteriorating infrastructure in most Arab countries
The Middle East is facing a drops in healthcare standards and high casualties and that deducted five years off local life expectancy due to Wars and uprisings a study warns.
As a result of the ongoing and intermitted war in the Middle East and North African countries. People are dying earlier because of the violence, and health systems weakness rises to shape the worst healthcare standers says the study, published yesterday in The Lancet.
from 2010 to 2013, life expectancy for Syrian males dropped from 75 to 69 years, and for female dropped from 80 to 75 years, the researchers found.
According to Ali Mokdad, some Indicates shows that several countries need a direct and current invest in health care system. “Recent conflicts have shattered the basic infrastructure in a number of countries.” Ali Mokdad, a health researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle in the United States.
as a result of having a war and the refugee crisis, children death in Syria reached the highest rates in sub-Saharan Africa countries. The study found that between 2010 and 2013 Syria experienced a rise by 10 per cent increase in infant mortality, compared to a drop of 6 per cent in the years before that.
The lack and the destruction of hospitals and the harm of the health systems in many Middle Eastern and North African countries are terrible issues that face the region compered to what it experiences of some non-communicable diseases, the authors say. for example, have almost doubled since 1990, while obesity is up by 30 per cent, the research showed.
The healthcare in the region needs a quick and serious intervention to resist the devastating effect of failing infrastructure. And according to Riyadh Lafta, a researcher at Mustansiriya Medical School in Baghdad, Iraq “Populations suffer health problems during, and after, conﬂicts because of damage to the health-supporting infrastructure, safe food and water, sanitation, and medical care and public health services,” as he wrote in Lancet comment.
Lafta said that by peace we can broke a vicious circle for healthcare. “Conflicts lead to internal displacement of large numbers of individuals and families, which increases the burden of diseases and injuries, and, consequently, leads to more violence,” he said.
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