Ill-Health In Underdeveloped Countries

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In addition to inequality, there is a prevalent issue if ill-health in undeveloped countries today that is rooted in poverty, issues of colonization, and a lack of research and development, which has dire implication for humanity as a whole. But what does it mean to be in good health? Good health in a nation can be defined as having access to proper healthcare, decent shelter, clean water and sanitation, and sound nourishment. These are all goods taken for granted in western civilization, that is not as accessible in undeveloped nations. Consequently, if healthcare was to be improved in these nations, the welfare of these countries will improve, which may spillover to the rest of the world.
At the core of healthcare issues in underdeveloped
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Colonization had a profound impact on the distribution of wealth in present day. Accordingly, lesser developed nations that had been founded on the principle of extraction have large amount of inequality, and more importantly, poverty. Such poverty and poor institutions, has led to ill-health and insufficient mechanisms to deal with …show more content…
Unlike the scenario of external intervention with the issue of inequality, external intervention for healthcare is a very real solution. As stated earlier, diseases and illnesses that plague developing countries are very curable. The reason there is a feasible solution for portion of the ill-health in these countries is due to the fact that these technologies actually exists in the world. However, it’s more just a matter of how that research is translated into the lesser developed countries provides difficulty. Implementing a complete inversion of institutions, which is would would have to take place in order to solve inequality, the transferring of existing cures to illnesses would be expensive, yet a reasonable solution to issues with healthcare abroad. The issue that arises is getting more developed countries to take a greater and more consistent role abroad, rather than just periodically sending aid. This role does not pertain to just curable illness such as mumps and measles, but also developing a form of research and development for illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS has plagued developing countries great proportions due poorer living conditions. As a result, organizations such as Partners- in-Health and Zanmi Lasante, which provided legitimate healthcare solutions, HIV/AIDS research, and

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