Child Mortality

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In today’s world, there are many global problems that we are facing in which they are beginning to affect our modern time, greatly. Poverty has become a crucial fact worldwide and has a great influence on human development. Throughout history poverty has always existed, yet in this day and age there is no difference. Just below poverty, there is human mortality. As one of the many effects of poverty, the humankind is greatly influenced health wise. When there is no money for hospitals or other health facilities, it starts to become a huge problem. However, many efforts are needed to be made to fully eliminate the wide range of deadly diseases and to address many surfacing and endless health issues, in third world countries. Child mortality …show more content…
“Four out of every five deaths of children under the age of five occur in sub- Saharan Africa and southern Asia -- many are newborn babies whose deaths could be prevented with simple, inexpensive solutions. The proportion of mothers who die during childbirth is still 14 times higher in developing countries than in high-income countries” (WHO 2). It’s hard to take care of one person let alone a full family, when you can’t make things better because of how the economy is. Third world countries are putting women and their babies in great danger, because they don’t have the resources to take of them, and to be able to treat the diseases that could be present in their community. “In the same period, the number of women who die each year due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has gone from more than half a million to under 300,000” (WHO 1). Without knowing how to take care of a baby, or knowing what to do when pregnant, the health of the baby is in big risk. With doing certain things that can harm the mother and or the baby, it sends the pregnancy into great harm, which is where complications come into play. “But maternal mortality ratio the proportion of mothers that do not survive childbirth compared to those who do in developing regions is still 14 times higher than in the developed regions. Only half …show more content…
In the absence of good nutrition, sanitation and health care, HIV/AIDS, malaria, measles, polio and tuberculosis take an end to millions of children who should 've survived and flourished. Due to the strong political will, the economy is focused on having interventions and therapy available for the majority of the population. According to the The Millennium Development Goals: 2015 Progress Chart, tuberculosis and malaria still both remain serious health threats for developing countries. Africa and Asia as a whole has halted the spread of both. Tuberculosis infections and deaths have fallen sharply in recent years, but so has malaria cases as well. Improved treatment and prevention have played a large role in these declines. “We won’t be able to completely eradicate malaria by 2030, but we will have the tools we need to do so. These will include a vaccine that prevents people with malaria from spreading it to the mosquitoes that bite them, a single-dose cure that clears the parasite completely out of people’s bodies, and a diagnostic test that can reveal right away whether a person is infected” (Gates, Bill and Melinda 8). With the improvement of technology, we are able to control the spread of malaria. Along with all the different type of vaccines, it’s making a huge difference between all of the deadly diseases slowly taking over these

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