These as a matter of fact, substantiate why poor people are susceptible to developing contagious chronic conditions like TB, poor ventilated house, overcrowded, no access to health services, unfavourable occupation and inadequate health information which could easily lead the spread of Tuberculosis in poor rural areas. Social or structural forces account for most epidemic disease. Poverty for example is an economic structural violence which has to be altered in order to attain and alleviate the burdens of disease amongst poor people. On the fact of it, a poor individual who works in the mining industries is more at risk of getting Tuberculosis than an individual who works in a well-ventilated office- social inequality. However, structural violence is the determinant of distribution and outcome of disease Farmer (2006).this statement can however be reinforced by the point that health system plays an imperative part in addressing the social exclusion structural violence experienced by the
The rest are due to black mines where private coal mines, under no government supervision, blatantly disregard safety regulations and equipment speed up production of coal to maximize profits (Pai 77). In the industry of selling blood, AIDS has spread among the peasants due to unsanitary blood collecting stations (Pai 91). Chinese health ministry estimates about 740,000 individuals infected with HIV/AIDS in 2009. The reason for the spread is caused by the lack of awareness and knowledge by the peasants. They are unaware that blood collection stations are illegal, unsanitary, and unregulated; furthermore, ignorant of how HIV/AIDS is spread (Pai 96).
The people from Uganda have turned out to be the poorest in the world, the genocide started early but it was a really difficult time time for the individuals of this country.“Uganda is among the world’s poorest countries, with 44 percent of citizens living below the national poverty line.” They lost a lot of friends and family due to the violence the soldiers were causing. The armies showed no type of care for them, they raped the women, they would hit the men and women, they would make them suffer and starve even more than what they were already. Not only that happened, but they forced young boys into becoming soldiers themselves. “Wide-eyed toddlers held older kids’ hands. Skinny boys and girls on the verge of adolescence peered warily into roadside shadows.
The education children receive in predominantly black neighborhoods is often sub-par, with high dropout rates. Subsequently 65% of state inmates have not completed high school. Another major issue is job opportunities; in major cities with a high black population the ability to obtain and keep a decent paying job is difficult and therefore crime is one of the only solutions. More than 50% of inmates earned less than $10,000 a year, were unemployed, or part time (8E p. 17). The close correlation between black Americans and crime is explained as
Water and food related diseases that occur simply because the poor cannot afford “safe” foods. Ultimately, poverty is a major cause of social tensions and threatens to divide a nation because of income inequality. This occurs when the wealth of a country is poorly distributed among its citizens—when a tiny minority has a majority of the money. Wealthy or developed countries maintain stability because of the presence of a middle class. However, even Western countries are gradually losing their middle class.
Due to the massive earthquake that has taken the lives of thousands of people and eradicated the government’s capacity of organising and regulating life on the island, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the developing world. With only two ministries still standing after the quake, Haiti is now facing grave problems with political instability, corruption and many other reasons why this country is trapped in the poverty cycle (Poverty in Haiti: Aid, Earthquakes & Imperialism, 2013). One of the reasons why Haiti is poor is the lack of education. According to BorgenProject.org, only fifty percent of children living in Haiti are able to go to school, while 30 percent of them only progress
Especially poorer whites feared that, following Claudia Johnson argumentation, the “breakdown of the class and, especially racial boundaries” (“Threatening Boundaries” 4) would deteriorate their standard of living, which is the case in Maycomb’s society as especially the family of the victim is considered “white trash” (Lee 33). 3.1.1 Social Coexistence Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird is segregated in its diverse class stratification and reflects the social, economic and political atmosphere in the United States at that time. The wealth belongs to a small white upper class, the rest is divided into different classes and increments, but poor whites feel they are in competition with blacks for a decent living and the whites-only advantage was their skin color. Generally, there is the idea that segregation results in discrimination, but Deborah Kenn argues that “indeed, discrimination is one of the most powerful enforces for segregation” (2). This discrimination starts with the low income of blacks, followed by housing prizes and segregated education.
Newgate prison should not have continued more than 50 years because of the amount of death due to the environments out and inside. Due to lack of water, light, and diseases. From Daniel Defoe quote, “ The prison actually was an unhealthy place, which physicians partially refused to visit. It is said that people passing by the gaol held their noses and that some shopkeepers nearby had to close their stores for the summer, because of the incredible stench..”(Defoe 18)That proves even from the outside it’s morose due of its lack of sunlight and odor. From the inside view, so many bugs that can hear cracking of the ground, wall that has unpredictable things that are growing from, and lastly famed for its dark squalor, overcrowded, lice-ridden dungeons.
All ages got the enjoyment of life stolen from them in this rigid era. Lack of help would only ruin these people as well as the time period as a whole. Poverty wasn’t always a question, but came about with the increase of industrialism (Swisher 42). It was during the middle of Queen Victoria’s reign and was labeled England’s “biggest trouble” (Evans). The accumulation in population added on to the catastrophe by leaving more people to be replaced by machines and eventually become poor.
However, many still don’t agree that the risks are worth it. Rebellions can destroy as much as they create. For example, the effects of the Ferguson uprising in Missouri are controversial. Thanks to the event, the issue of racism among police officers has gotten more publicity. The negative effects of the rebellion are that the people that were a part of the uprising faced unemployment, and damage was done to both public and private property that needed to be paid for and fixed.