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Many countries offer governmental furnished health care or governmental subsidized health care.

In the Americas, countries offering universal health care include:  Argentina (combination of employer, labor union, governmental and private plans) Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenland, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Trinidad, Tobaga and Venezuala.

In Asia and the Middle East, countries offering universal health insurance include:  Bhutan, Hong Kong (with the second highest survival rate in the world); China, Macau, North Korea, Mongolia, Khazakstan, Tajekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbijan, Pakistan, Jordan, Oman.  India's health care is operated by federal governments.  Israel furnishes basic health care.

Almost all of Europe has basic or general health care.  Some countries offer health care for sickness and basic care and individuals have the opportunity to supplement their health care with private programs.  The Netherlands has a dual system whereupon all primary care is furnished by private corporation or individuals and long termed care is furnished by the government through taxation.  Taxation does pay part of the health care premiums.

In Russia, health care is free of charge, whereas in Australia, government expends about sixty percent of the costs.  In Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Ghana offer universal health care to their populations.

Early diagnosis of cancers make Lynch syndrome cancers very treatable and making certain those at risk have access to the resources which can enhance the quality of life for them and for their families.

 

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Genome Biology

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BMC Genetics

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Genetic Vaccines and Therapy

Genetics Selection Evolution

Investigative Genetics

Genome Integrity

Mobile DNA

BMC Informatics

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

BMC Medicine

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

The Human Genome -Information, Education and Statistics on International Genetics

The Human Variome Project International, Ltd

International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours - InSight

National Center for Biotechnical Information -Information, Education and Statistics on International Genetics

Orphanet - Information on Rare Diseases

Orphanet - Lynch Syndrome Support Group Page

Orphanet International Trial Search

World Health Organization: Genetic Counseling

The American Society of Human Genetics

American College of Human Genetics

American Board of Genetic Counseling

American Board of Medical Genetics

National Coalition for Health Education In Genetics

International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Association of Genetics Technologists

Genetic Society of America

Federal of American Societies for Experimental Biology

American Society of Gene Therapy

Ibero American Society of Human Genetics of North America

EuroGenTest, includes unites on genetic testing: quality management, information databases, public health, new technologies and education

European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)

European Genetics Foundation (EGF)

European Cytogeneticist Association (ECA)

European Society of Gene Therapy (ESGT)

Clinical Molecular Genetics Society (CMGS)

Association of Chinese Geneticists in America

Latin American Human Genetics Network [Red Latinoamericana de Genética Humana], (RELAGH)

Latin American Society of Genetics (ALAG)

International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (see Member Societies List)

Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)

Human Genetics Programme, World Health Organization (WHO)

Society for The Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM)

International Consortium  For Oral Clefts Genetics (ICOCG)

International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES)

EuroGenTest, includes unites on genetic testing: quality management, information databases, public health, new technologies and education

Association for Molecular Pathology (see genetics subdivision)

The Genome Action Coalition (TGAC)

National Cancer Institute - Directory of Genetic Counseling Experts

World of Genetic Societies - Federation of Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Coalition for Genetic Fairness (CGF)

Genetic Resources on the Web (GROW)

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB)

Public Health Genetics Society

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)

National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (NACHGR)

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (SACGT)

National and Regional Genetics Societies and Associations, Illinois State Academy of Science

Genetické spolecnosti ve svete, lists of genetic societies

Center For Disease Control, United States Government

National Institute of Health, United States Government

World Cancer Research Fund International

 

 

Argentina

Argentina Society of Medical Genetics [Sociedade Argentina de Genética Médica]

Sociedade Argentina de Genética

Arab States

Center for Arab Genomic Studies

Bahrain
State of Bahrain Ministry of Health

Brazil

Brazilian Clinical Genetics Society [Socidade Brasileira de Genética]

Brunei Darussalam
Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam

 

Chile

Sociedad de Genética de ChileChilean Genetics Society

La Sociedad de Genética de Chile (affiliated with Chilean Biology Society)

 

China

Cancer Institute, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China



Cook Islands
Government of the Cook Islands


 

Eastern Biotech Genetic Testing and Counseling MSH1 and MSH2

Estonia
Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs

Estonia Society of Medical Genetics
 


Fiji
Ministry of Health, Fiji

 

Finland

Finnish Society of Medical Genetics

Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Biomedicum Helsinki, P.O. Box 63, Helsinki, 00014, Finland

 

Holland


Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

Danish Society of Medical Genetics (Dansk Selskab for Medicinsk Genetik)

Dutch Association of Clinical Genetics (VKGN)

Netherlands Society of Human Genetics

University Medical Centre Utrecht, Lundlaan 6, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

St. Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Department of Genetics, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands

University Medical Centre Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Department of Clinical Genetics, VU University Medical Centre, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Department of Human and Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, the Netherlands

Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam

Department of Clinical Genetics and Human Genetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Department of Clinical Genetics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

Department of Gastroenterology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam

 

India

Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai - 600020, India

 

Italy

Italian Society of Human Genetics 

(SIGU) (Societa Italiana di Genetica Umana)

 

Korea

Genetics Society of Korea (GSK)

Korean Society of Human Genetics

 

Latvia

Latvian Medical Genetics Society

Hereditary Cancer Institute, Riga Stradiš University, Dzirciema Street 16, LV 1007, Riga, Latvia



Lebanon
Ministry of Public Health, Lebanon

Eastern Biotech Genetic Testing and Counseling MSH1  MSH2

Lithuania
Ministry of Health, Republic of Lithuania

Lithuanian Society of Human Genetics

Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinics, Santariskiu st. 2, Vilnius LT-08661, Lithuania

Luxembourg
Ministre de la Sante, Luxembourg

New Zealand
New Zealand Ministry of Health

Papua New Guinea
Department of Health, Papua New Guinea


Qatar
Ministry of Public Health, Qatar

 

Romania

Romanian Society of Human Genetics
 

Serbia

Serbian Society for Human Genetics

 

Singapore

National University Hospital, Singapore


Slovak Republic
Ministry of Health, Slovak Republic (This website is not available in English)

Slovenia
Ministry of Health, Republic of Slovenia

 

UAE

College of Health Sciences, Genetics, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

Revised 9/13/2012

 

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