Health Care Privatization and Migrant Construction Workers in Hanoi Vietnam
Health Care Privatization and Migrant Construction Workers in Hanoi, Vietnam
Author: Tranh Khan An
This book focuses on the hidden parts of Vietnam’s health care system. Before Doi moi all Vietnamese citizens equally enjoyed health services. However, economic reform has gradually privatized the health care system. Citizens, even the poor, have to spend more and more out-of-pocket expenditures for health services that are often above their incomes.
Focusing on migrant construction workers, whose work is harsh and dangerous, this book reveals how the poor cope with health problems and their vulnerability as a group under a privatized health care system. This study provides vivid information on the life, work, health problems and treatment of construction workers. Social health policies, especially for migrant workers, are also analysed to provide a comprehensive picture of the work, the life and health problems of migrant workers in the construction trades.