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04 Health Inequiites - The Urgent Need for Health System Reforms in the Philippines - Dr. Alberto G. Romualdez Jr.

04 Health Inequiites - The Urgent Need for Health System Reforms in the Philippines - Dr. Alberto G. Romualdez Jr.

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By Dr. Alberto Romualdez
Dean, Graduate School of Health SciencesPamantasanngLungsodngMaynila
 
Overall health status
 –
Lower thanThailand, Malaysia, Japan and Korea
The 70 years average life expectancy at birth is morethan 15 years shorter than those of developed countries.
The infant mortality rate of about 35 per thousand livebirths translates into 80,000 Filipino babies dying of preventable causes each year
Maternal mortality ratio that has remained well above150 per 100,000 live births
meaning more than 3,000Filipinas dying unnecessarily every year.
 
LEB over
80
years
IMR less than
10
MM less than
15
LEB under
60
yearsIMR over
90
MM over
150

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