Challenges and opportunities of Bahamas healthcare:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Measures to comprehensively improve monitoring and care of HIV/AIDS is one of the key challenges of the Bahamas. So said health minister Dr Marcus Bethel at last week's Pan American Health Organization regional meeting. The Bahamas would appear to offer unusual opportunities as well as challenges for the distribution of the medical supplies and equipment needed to monitor the disease and its therapy, given the fragmented geographical nature of the country - the Bahamas comprises an archipelago of some 700 islands. Its per capita healthcare spending is US$469.