The Importance Of Disease In Germany

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The country of Germany is located in Western and Central Europe, neighboring Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, France and Switzerland. Germany has an estimated population of 82,727,000 people; where 13% is under the age of 15 and 27% is over the age of 60. In this large population the life expectancy at birth is 81 years and a health life expectancy at birth is 71 years old (“World Health Organization”, 2015). Within this country there is an estimated 701.6 thousand live births and an estimated 875.8 thousand death. When looking the birth to death ratio they are close together and shows somewhat of a balance. There is not a rapid increase or decrease in the population with is an excellent sign for the country. The gross national income per capita …show more content…
Even with these numbers Germany still has problems within that region of the world.
Within every country they have their burden of disease that greatly impact the population, and Germany is no different. The leading disease in Germany as of 2012 is cardiovascular disease and diabetes, within a population of 82,727,000 people over 6,000 people are affected. Following close behind is cancer and neuro-psychiatric conditions; where there is over 9,000 people (“World Health Organization”, 2015). There are multiple components that go with these different burdens that also have an effect on the population. In this region ischemic heart disease is present within 15.3% of the population and hypertensive heart disease within 4% (“World Health Organization”, 2015). Both of these different diseases are the reason why cardiovascular disease is so prevalent. According
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The Millennium Campaign (2015) states that, the eight goals are to work towards the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other disease, ensure environmental sustainability, and global partnership for development. (pp. 2). Germany had four objectives to its development policy. These objectives were to reduce poverty, protect the environment and the climate, build peace and promote democracy, and promote equitable forms of globalization (“United Nations”, 2008). Germany has taken the initiative to achieve these different goals in multiple ways. They have annual funding to help with HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis and improve the health care systems. These funds have risen from 435 million dollars to 725 million dollars in a two year time span. They also pledge to be a part of the debt2health initiative. This initiative allows country within a specific health sector to cancel their debt on the condition they donate at least half that amount in the health sector. (“United Nations”, 2008). This European country has made it a point increase funding to primary education. Disbursement of funds in 2007, reached 90 million dollars and there are major increases that are being planned to further help the education (“United Nations”, 2008).

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