Essay on Childhood Immunization, Drugs For Infectious Disease

1415 Words Jul 17th, 2015 6 Pages
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined health care as, “all the activities whose primary purpose is to promote, restore or maintain health” (Kruk & Freedman, 2008 p. 263). Under this definition includes childhood immunization, drugs for infectious disease, education relating to sanitation and proper dietary needs, and life sustaining medical treatment. Yet, in TWN almost 10 million children under 5 years of age die yearly from manageable diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia (10 Million Children, 2008). Currently existing, low cost medications could save millions of these children. A course of antibiotics to treat pneumonia costs less than thirty cents, but is not available in poor countries (10 Million Children). People living in TWN also suffer from below par nutrition and associated diseases. A look at health issues in their entirety leads to the conclusion that the delivery system for health, nutrition, sanitation, and medical treatment are not working properly, therefore those most in need in the TWN have little or no access to health care. All citizens of the world should have access to these lifesaving benefits. “Regarding a current issue HGTV “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott pronounced, “We are all on this big rock together, and I choose love” (Ogrocki, S. 2015, p. B10). His view perfectly sums up why wealthy citizens of the world need to be “our brother’s keeper” in creating worldwide equality in health care. It is incomprehensible to think that…

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