Improving healthcare in developing countries

Healthcare is an essential service that should be distributed equally among people worldwide. However, according to the World Bank, half the world lacks access to essential health services, causing a large proportion of the global population to live in extreme poverty due to the costs of health expenses.

Healthcare in developing countries

Lower- and middle-income countries account for 90% of the global burden of disease, while only 12% of global spending on health occurs in these regions. In addition to limited access to healthcare, quality of care is an essential component that is often lacking within health services in developing countries. This is usually due to gaps in knowledge, inappropriate application of available technology, and a lack of resources and staff.

Health[e]Foundation’s role in improving healthcare in developing countries

According to a study by Peters et. al. (2008), there are three strategies to improve healthcare in underdeveloped countries:

  1. Geographic accessibility (and availability)
  2. Financial accessibility
  3. Acceptability

Health[e]Foundation contributes to these three strategies by offering a more accessible mechanism to health education for healthcare professionals and also for community health workers. This is achieved via our three digital learning services:

  1. e-Learning
  2. Mobile Health
  3. Digital learning solutions

Our services are offered in developing countries, as both on- and offline programs, which means they can be accessed at any time and in any place through the use of consumer electronic devices (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.). These service models provide cost effective, high quality health education, which is developed by content experts working in one or more of the following three areas:

  1. Maternal and child health
  2. Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  3. Community health

We aim to improve healthcare in developing countries via easily accessible and high-quality healthcare education. Learn more about our ongoing programs and their impact.