The analysis of the facts and statistics witnesses the drastic worsening of the Russian population’s health at the post-Soviet territories. We must admit, that it was not optional under the Soviet regime but after the fall of the USSR all indexes witnessed the considerable worsening of the people’s health.
The analysis of the event is very complicated and it’s tied with not only purely medical but political, economic and social aspects, that gives the crises the system-defined nature. The researches show that the unequal distribution of income and poverty growth influence directly the population’s health and the system of health protection.
The recent proceedings confirmed the direct relations between the unequal profit distribution and the population mortality’ growth. At that the mortality growth is being marked for all age categories, including children.
The profits inequality leads also to the socio-psychological stresses, behavioral factors (number of accidents, cardiovascular diseases etc.)
The drastic impoverishment of the Russian population was accompanied by the considerable reducing of the food staff consumption. Of course, it influenced negatively the population’s health.
It is not a surprise that the real explosion of infectious diseases that were under medical control, is an object of special attention. For example, diphtheria that left the very majority of the wealthy countries returned back to Russia. The level of measles that was stable in 1990s, in 2003 increased for 30% to compare with 1992.
These scandalous facts show that Russia needs not only the purposeful measures aimed at the improvement of the actual state of the health protection system in Russia. The country needs also the coordinated actions of scientists, all medical workers, federal and regional health protection departments, civil organizations.
The working out and the adoption of the health issue as a National priority gives a hope for the best. It provides the prophylactic nature of the health protection system, additional immunization, prophylactic vaccinations to protect humans from the flu, hepatitis B and C, efforts to fight HIV.
The project of additional immunization is aimed at the reduce of hepatitis B facts for more than 3 times, roseola – 10 times, the prevention of vaccine-associated poliomyelitis, the inherent roseola syndrome, reducing of the flu manifestations.
One of the priority tasks is also the increase of the accessibility of medical assistance, increase of anti-retrovirus therapy of the HIV-infected patients, the therapy of virus hepatitis. According to the Chief Sanitary Inspector of Russia G.Onishenko one of the priorities of Russian state’s policy is to provide the sanitary and epidemiologic security.
Let’s hope for the best.