Ebola Case Study

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The burden of diseases Ebola in Guinea infects people regardless age, gender or economic status. The distribution is very rapid and the contagiousness is very high. The poverty level is very high in Guinea. But, I believe that the contagiousness is not related to the situation of poverty in the Country. However, the poverty can affect the compliance of the basis hygiene rules (hand washing) that can facilitate the contamination. Ebola outbreak is a real burden of diseases on the health care system in Guinea since many people have died from that disease.
There are other burdens of diseases in the country that are endemic, but are not as deadly as compared to Ebola. For example: Malaria is an endemic disease in Guinea which has a high
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‘“We can win the fight against malaria,’ says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO. ‘We have the right tools and our defenses are working. But we still need to get those tools to a lot more people if we are to make these gains sustainable’” (WHO: Media Centre, 2014).
To sum up; Guinea is located in West Africa – Sub-Saharan Region. The country is facing with several economic problems. It has also major health problems. There are communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases in Guinea. Nowadays, the burden of disease is the Ebola hemorrhagic infection. But, like every sub-Saharan country, malaria is one of the deadly diseases in the country. TB is frequent, intestinal parasitic diseases are present. The Cholera is epidemic. It remains endemic in some regions.
The degrading health situation in Guinea is the real picture of the global economic and political situation in the Country. Corruption is embedded in the country. The education level is very low. Schools are overcrowded. The majority of teachers are incompetent due to the lack of a solid education. Health workers are not well paid and this has a negative impact on the services they provide to the
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Administrators and Managers of the healthcare settings are nominated based on their political belief. There are not appointed based on their skills and their qualifications. The Healthcare system of the Republic of Guinea is the best example of the healthcare system of many African countries. The Ebola infection is the best example of the global health problem in the world which is being stopping by a global response. “The progress in health status, however, has been very uneven. Hundreds of millions of people, especially poorer people in low – and middle-income countries, continue to get sick, be disabled by, or die from preventable causes of disease.” (Skolnik,

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