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27.02.2019 Social Issues

Poverty Still Remains The World’s Deadliest Disease

By Catherine Forson Agbo
Poverty Still Remains The World’s Deadliest Disease

When we think of diseases we consider those in the capacity of cancers, high blood pressure, obesity and so forth while, in terms of social status, we have categories of the elites rich, the middle class and lower class. This time around, Low class is alone influenced by the illness of neediness where children die every day as a result of malnutrition.

Poverty in itself isn't more an economic well-being but a type of a disease that is stricken a lot of people in the world. The absence of social luxuries and even food have conveyed innocent lives to the grave. Women and children are far the most casualties of these lethal sicknesses. Did you know that about ten million children worldwide every year prior to their fifth birthday, mainly die from malnutrition, malaria, acute respiratory infections, measles, diarrhea, and HIV/AIDS?

Parents are not able to furnish their kids with the necessities of life since they do not have the terrains to crop foods or a job to make a little income for the family upbringing. They usually eat the little they have or not eat at all. You start to see the effect of poverty written all over their mortal bodies. Yes, their ribs jut, the legs and hands grow thinner until there is no more tissue to support the body from other sickness and since they do not have the social amenities like medical clinics to treat them, they fall into the cold arms of death.

Poor nutrition and underweight affect an estimated 27 percent of all children under 5. This puts them at increased risk for infections like diarrhea and pneumonia. Underweight remains an unavoidable issue in creating provinces where destitution is solid underlying determinant, adding to family unit food insecurity, mother’s inadequate nutrition, unhealthy environments, and poor health care.

Most of these conditions can be averted or relieved with progress in sanitation, clean water supply, the general cleanliness. Most of the passings from irresistible sickness can be forestalled with existing, practical measures, including childhood vaccinations, bed net, and other malaria prevention treatment, oral rehydration therapy and antibiotics.

You realize that people increase every time but the lands always remain the same or are diminished by the populated suburbs and towns constructed. Many countries today are faced with this deadly disease which can be averted with the proper development apparatus.

In industrialized nations the story is extraordinary; sicknesses are fairly connected to hypertension, cholesterol, tobacco, liquor, and corpulence. There are now becoming more prevalent in countries of the global south, reflecting changes in living patterns including diet, physical activity, the availability of tobacco and alcohol and social change.

There is a dire need to cure these people by providing them with what is required. Every country can take a keen interest in ensuring that people who are poor and affected by this disease are taken care of. We could all start small, however, over the long haul, it would fix the destitution stricken infection.

Credit:
UNICEF, 2007

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