Human development: Health, hygiene, and education in the Muslim world

Abdellaziz El Jaouhari, Samiul Hasan

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    This chapter is devoted to analyse the health and educational status of the Muslim majority countries (MMCs), and claims that religious prejudice may have been influencing the education and health conditions in the MMCs, and that there is not much relationship between high governmental health expenses and a better level of achievement in education and health. The chapter also suggests that the worst performance of the MMCs in sub-Saharan Africa, in general, in almost all criteria for measuring the quality of education and health, and the best performance of the MMCs in the Gulf and Southeast Asia indicate geographical as well as monetary influence in educational and health performances. The chapter suggests that the MMCs need to rethink their priorities and develop inter-MMC cooperation for sharing resources, skills, and benefits in health and education.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Muslim World in the 21st Century
    Subtitle of host publicationSpace, Power, and Human Development
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9789400726338
    ISBN (Print)9400726325, 9789400726321
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013


    • ALR
    • Education
    • Fertility
    • Health
    • Islam
    • Life Expectancy at Birth (LEB)
    • MDG
    • Mortality
    • TFR

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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