15 Years of AK Party Rule: An Evaluation in Terms of Health and Health Policies


YILDIRIM H. H.

INSIGHT TURKEY, vol.19, no.2, pp.167-188, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.25253/99.2017192.09
  • Title of Journal : INSIGHT TURKEY
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-188

Abstract

This article aims to evaluate the 15 years of leadership of the AK Party in terms of health and health policies using the Health System Framework of the WHO. It can be noted that the AK Party government has improved almost all components of Turkey's health system over the course of their 15-year tenure. Furthermore, these improvements have contributed positively to the prosperity of Turkish society, particularly its health status indicators. What should be done next? It is important that the health care field be designed and continuously improved to create sustainable policies and strategies positively associated with the Health Transformation Program and to cope with dynamic challenges such as the ageing population, changes in disease prevalence, new technologies, etc.