Senior's Health Care in Vietnam
Out of about 83,119,900 people in Vietnam, only 5.46% of the population is over 65 years old. While there may be many reasons for this, one reason may be because the health care is not very good. This is a possibility because younger generations may not get the proper health care. Therefore, the older generations may have a shorter life expectancy.
Children and grandchildren are dying and becoming sick because of effects of diseases, child neglect, and even starvation. HIV and AIDS are major diseases that affect the population. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that in 2005, there were about 37,000 people that were infected per year. There were more people with HIV than AIDS, but, overall there were 1673 deaths. There are also diseases such as malaria, cancer, tuberculosis, measles, rubella, and even different kinds of fevers.
All of these diseases and health concerns contribute to the health care in Vietnam. The World Health Organization reports that there are 2 medical doctors per 10 beds on average, while there are 3 nurses per 10 beds. Overall, the one of the ways we can help this is to support local charities and promote better health care in Vietnam.