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A Bright Future into FOCUS

Brunei Author: Silvia Borriello Editorial Director silvia.borriello@infodent.com

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Darussalam’s Healthcare

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Infodent International | 2 2021

Brunei has made massive strides in providing great healthcare to its citizens by utilizing new technologies and providing free healthcare. The country’s efforts have paid off as they were able to effectively slow the spread of COVID-19 and increase the average life expectancy of the general population. However, as the population ages, Brunei will need to continue with its upward trajectory to combat non-communicable diseases that are plaguing citizens. The Ministry of Health’s dedication to providing the best healthcare service to its citizens is evident in their efforts.

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Brunei Darussalam is a Sultanate located on the northern coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Its population of approximately 437,500 people is largely clustered around the capital Bandar Seri Begawan, with other population centers connected by a well-maintained highway system. The country gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. Thanks to its plentiful reserves of oil and natural gas, Brunei’s citizens enjoy one of the world's highest standards of living, boasting one of the highest per capita GDP in the world, including high standard healthcare and medical services provided by the government.

Total health expenditure as share of GDP (2017),

2.42%

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