The Economic Development Of The Federal Health Care System Essay

1428 Words Dec 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Health care in Canada is too often taken for granted. The overall economic development and the structure of the federal health care system ensures timely, quality and accessible medical attention from qualified and specialized health care professionals to any citizen in need. Unfortunately, this privilege is not observed in all countries worldwide, especially in third world countries like Malawi. How is limited economic development impacting Malawi’s health care system and the health of its citizens? Inadequate economic development resulting from political turmoil in Malawi is depriving its citizens of essential medical resources that could be temporarily supported by non-governmental organizations to advocate for disease prevention and treatment to improve their quality of life. The vast inequality between the economic development of first and third world countries emphasizes the inadequate health care system that limits citizens’ access to medications, treatments, doctors and hospitals in the third world. Waterborne diseases resulting from biological contamination are the most prevalent in third world countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that “infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa or by parasites are the most common and widespread health risk associated with drinking water” (Gadgil). Most of these pathogens originate from diarrhea, and enter the drinking water as a result of underdeveloped infrastructure. Over…

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