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Colombia - Economic growth : problems and prospects (Vol. 11) : Public health (Inglês)

Colombia has made substantial economic progress in recent years, and many positive measures have been taken to facilitate development. The existence of deep-seated rural poverty and an extremely high rate of urban unemployment make it imperative, however, that this performance be not only continued but accelerated wherever possible. The economic misery found in the countryside is shocking, and every effort should be taken to improve opportunities for a better life. As for the cities, unemployment is dangerously high. Although there is partial evidence that the situation eased somewhat in the past 18 months, it is estimated that 10-15 percent of the urban work force is openly unemployed, with an additional 10 percent technically unemployed. The first figure refers to people who are actively seeking work, while the second takes in those who would like to work but have given up the quest and those who are working fewer than 32 hours per week but would like to work more. Both public and private sectors have raised their investment levels strongly in the past 2-3 years, with total fixed capital formation averaging 19 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). There has been a marked improvement in the country's ability to prepare projects for submission to external lenders, and a program of pre-investment studies now under way will ensure a continuation of this flow of projects in future years. The public sector has made an impressive effort to increase the flow of resources available for capital spending, resulting in a sharp rise in public savings. In 1968-69 the latter reached nearly 6 percent of GDP compared to a long-run average of 4-5 percent.


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    Relatório Econômico ou Setorial Pré-2003

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    12 (Ver todos os volumes)

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    América Latina e Caribe,

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    Public health

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    public health;maternal and child health services;Medical care;water supply and sewage;rate of population increase;water supply and sewerage;Human Resources for Health;health care system;family planning program;total public expenditure;infant mortality rate;expenditure health;public health activity;health care service;external financial assistance;medical care system;promotion of health;health problem;social security;Capital Investments;public health movement;public health system;health care facility;per capita basis;process of development;public health official;health care facilities;long-term capital investment;social security system;construction and equipment;world health organization;availability of fund;essential health care;illness and disability;community water supply;water and sewerage;expenditure of funds;conditions of employment;resistance to disease;size of population;integrated health care;public education system;public health measures;category of health;secondary school level;budget for health;comprehensive health service;burden of morbidity;construction of hospitals;public health problem;auxiliary nurse;preventive measure;external assistance;health manpower;investment program;population characteristic;yellow fever;demographic variables;health situation;rural dweller;professional nurses;external source;health expenditure;local population;medical service;health facility;private enterprise;health status;educational level;urban counterpart;leprosy control;tuberculosis control;professional training;heavy burden;rural setting;health post;climatic circumstances;custodial institutions;advanced country;capital expenditure;urban water;investment budget;tax base;health indicator;health resource;professional personnel;sole provider;principal city;severely limits;National Treasury;rural area;legal authority;fixed equipment;eradication campaign;vaccination program;health planner;medical training;medical manpower;therapeutic care;domestic fund;national policy;ready access;recreational opportunities;social force;program financing;trained manpower;public demand;mass migration;health condition;nutritional need;rising demand;educational institution;short supply;level of support;clerical worker;dental assistant;medical school;hospital administrator;health educator;sanitary engineer;health leader;health institution;health activities;public source;development policy;mental illness;induced abortion;venereal disease;diarrheal disease;nursing education;morbidity index;external financing;resource mobilization;national hospital;national health;applied nutrition;nutrition program;experimental study;annual budget;health program;food resource;long-term loan;welfare fund;preventive medicine;class system;national aspiration;rising tide;city jail;admission policy;public endeavor;sanitary inspection;public place;job opportunity;city hall;job opportunities;independent board;Social Sciences;improved public;Infectious Disease;professional group;national network;illiterate population;scientific institution;social consequence;human population;modern health;



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