A sea change is taking place in Mongolia’s health sector as a solid but somewhat unresponsive model is overhauled. The reform programme is very much a work in progress, but the country is experiencing the emergence of a modern, well-funded system with a growing role for the private sector. STATISTICS: Mongolia already performs well on basic health indicators, having made extensive progress since the fall of communism. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), life expectancy in 2009…
Health and Education
From The Report: Mongolia 2012
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The health care system in Mongolia is in transition, moving away from a comprehensive yet out-dated Soviet model to a more private sector-focused approach. This shift, combined with the government’s openness to public-private partnerships, indicates an opening for foreign investors to make gains in this sector. Key challenges including fighting non-communicable, lifestyle diseases, and bridging the gap between urban and rural health care quality. In education, meanwhile, a similar communist-to-capitalist transition is occurring. The government spends up to 20% of its GDP on education, a considerable sum that it must now orient towards training Mongolians for a market economy. In the secondary and tertiary markets, private schools are in high demand.