Health system challenges for the management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: an empirical qualitative study from Syria

"State funding for healthcare is becoming unsustainable due to the rise of NCDs". Balsam Ahmad et al have published a paper about the barriers to effective management of the healthcare system in Syria, pre crisis. Lack of accountability & resources have been highlighted as major concerns, as well as a low regard for primary care.

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*Figures in top image from: Mershed M, Busse R et al (2012) Healthcare financing in Syria:satisfaction with the current system and the role of national health insurance-a qualitative study of householders’s views. Int J Health Plann Manag 27(2):167–179