Brunei Darussalam Health Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Health from The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2014

Having already drastically reduced mortality rates and increased life expectancy by tackling the problem of communicable diseases and instituting nationwide universal health services, the Sultanate is now shifting its efforts towards combating non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Although Brunei Darussalam’s substantial hydrocarbons exports and relatively small...

Following its successful chairmanship of ASEAN in 2013, Brunei Darussalam will look to continue its role as a regional leader in areas ranging from defence to commerce. The increased focus on diversification and the growth of several industries bode well for the economy, and the coming years are expected to see Brunei Darussalam further bolster its position within ASEAN and the international economy.

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The rising incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is placing an increasing burden on Brunei Darussalam’s health care system and economy, though the government is stepping up efforts to improve the nation’s health.

How can Brunei Darussalam cope with the rising cost of health care provision while maintaining a high quality of service?

Articles & Analysis | Non-communicable diseases are on the rise from The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2014

Although Brunei Darussalam's ongoing commitment to providing its citizens with high-quality universal health care has produced a robust public health care network, non-communicable diseases still pose a significant threat to the population. Cancer is far and away the country's primary cause of mortality, with 295 deaths recorded in 2013, according to the Department of...

Long a priority of Brunei Darussalam’s government, the domestic health care system continues to rank among the best in the region even as it shifts its priorities in response to a change in the health issues facing the local population. Having already tackled the problem of communicable diseases while instituting nationwide universal health services, which have...

Following its successful chairmanship of ASEAN in 2013, Brunei Darussalam will look to continue its role as a regional leader in areas ranging from defence to commerce. The increased focus on diversification and the growth of several industries bode well for the economy, and the coming years are expected to see Brunei Darussalam further bolster its position within ASEAN and the international economy.

The Malay Archipelago is one of the world’s most concentrated areas of mega-biodiversity. Scientists estimate that the rainforests of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines harbour thousands of species of flowering plants, palms, ferns, orchids, mosses, lichens and liverworts. So-called “bioprospectors” have discovered a wide...