About Me

"I am a family physician and public health specialist, and have lived and worked in Africa, Asia and North America. I am passionate about health-care development and am a co-founder and director of Healtheon Asia.

This is a collection of my thoughts, travels and things I can't otherwise classify."
- Dr Armid Azadeh

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Why Invest in Health in Indonesia

What determines the health of a nation? How does one determine the burden of disease that the population has? Is it the average life expectancy? Or is it a series of statistics reflecting child and maternal mortality/morbidity? While the most accurate answer is likely a combination of these suggestions and others, child and maternal mortality statistics are frequently used to ascertain the state of a population’s health.