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Overview of Public Health in Georgia

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Ph in Georgia

  1. 1. Attitude Towards the Public Health in Georgia Otar Vasadze Tamar Zhorzholiani School of Public Health University of Georgia 2009
  2. 2. RespondentsSurvey respondents were professionals working in health and other sectors (Parliament of Georgia, Ministry of Finance, Tbilisi Municipality, Academic Staff of Universities).Total number - 132. 2
  3. 3. Respodent’s Structure jan a a d cv sxva sazo . jd g dana n rCe i 45% Health Sector44% 56% Public Health 11% 3
  4. 4. Do You Understand the Essence of Public Health? Yes confused No % Total Health Sector Public Health Other 4
  5. 5. Do You Understand the Differences Between Public and Individual Goods in Health? Respondents Who Understand the Essence of Public Health esm T Yesi bund o vnad confused ar esm T No i % 93.3 83.2 82.9 83.7 14.2 12.9 16.3 6.7 2.6 4.2 0 0 su l Total j and ac va Health Sector sazPublico ebr i vi o gad Health sxva Other j and ac va 5
  6. 6. Have you Ever Gain with Public Health Goods?Respondents Who Understand the Essence of Public Health usar gebl i aT Yes ar usar gebl i aT No uW r T pasuxi i confused % 72.9 73.3 69.9 65.1 26.7 21.3 21.4 20.9 14 8.8 5.7 0 su l Total j Health Sector and ac va saz o gad o ebr i vi Public Health sxva Other j and ac va 6
  7. 7. Have you Ever Gain with Public Health Goods?Respondents Who Understand the Differences Between Public and Individual Goods usar gebl i a Yes ar usar gebl i a No uW r T pasuxi i confused % 79.7 78.6 74.5 66.7 21.4 23.1 18.4 15.2 10.2 7.1 5.1 0 su l Total j Health Sector and ac va saz o Public Health gad o ebr i vi sxva Other j and ac va 7
  8. 8. Is it Possible to Increase Financial Access to the Public Health Services Only for the Part of the Population SesaZl ebel i a Yes SeuZl ebel i a No uW r T pasuxi i confused % 81.4 77.9 75.7 73.3 18.6 20 15 6.7 9.3 9.3 7.1 5.7 su lTotal jHealth Sector and ac va saz o gad o ebr i vi Public Health sxvaOther j and ac va 8
  9. 9. Is it Possible to Increase Financial Access to the Public Health Services Only for the Part of the Population?Respondents Who Ever Participated in the Decision Making Process of Public Health Financing SesaZl ebel i a Yes SeuZl ebel i a No % 100 86.1 79.2 75 25 20.8 13.9 0 sulTotal jHealth va and ac Sector saz o gad o ebr i vi sxva Other Public Health j and ac va 9
  10. 10. Three Main Problems of Public Health in Georgia1. Inadequate Financing – 61%2. Lack of Professionals of Public Health – 30%3. Low Level of Community Involvement in the Decision Making Process – 15% Incomplete Legislation – 8% Inadequate Understanding of the Essence of Public health among the Decision Makers – 8% 10
  11. 11. Questions orComments? 11

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