The Impact of One Infectious Disease on Health , Economic Development and Lifestyle of the Area Where It Occurs
An infectious disease that affects health, economic development and lifestyle is HIV/AIDS. This disease is a pandemic that has spread over continents and all over the world. An area where this disease has effected the most is in South Africa, this is because it’s estimated that 5.6 million people are living with HIV and AIDS.
Leading on to my next point, this has a massive effect on health due to the fact that this disease affects the immune system and so therefore shortens life expectancy. The average life expectancy in South Africa is 51 years old compared to MEDCS e.g. the UK average life expectancy is 80. …show more content…
To conclude this, I believe that there is not much being done to stops this disease from being a pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although there are quiet a few programs being in place in order to prevent it such as the WHO organization, its not being fully supported by there government as they only spent 8.7 percent of there GDP on health care. Which overall reflects on their cases of HIV/AIDS. Sub-Sahran Africa spends less then $200 on health care per a person. Also there are less