CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Hunger is still a major concern in health issues. Hunger causes malnutrition, malnutrition and others. Famine kills more people than TB, HIV / AIDS and Malaria. A quarter of children born in developing countries are underweight.
FAO reported that 2008 was the second largest crop in history. That same year, according to Action International, five million children died of hunger. It has been shown that the planet can produce food for a population more significant than the current one. However, 1.02 billion people suffer from famine (1 in 6.5), and 100 million more joined last years.
Every day an estimated 24,000 people die from hunger or hunger related causes. Three-fourths of these deaths are children under the age of five. One may wonder how this can be living in a country where it seems so much food is wasted every day. Food restaurants and grocery stores throw away food every night before closing. Many Americans waste food every day within their own homes.
According to dosomething.org, one in five American children face hunger. In theory, this means that in my class of 20 kids, roughly four of them face hunger. According to a CNBC article, 42 million Americans suffer from hunger across the nation. This food insecurity as the Federal Government so kindly puts it, exists in every county in America.
But the sad answer to this question is that it is extremely serious. In the nation, Washington is firmly in the middle of the pack, ranking as the 25th hungriest state. In 2014, about 600,000 people participated in Washington’s Basic Food Program each month and about 38 percent of those receiving basic food were children. This means that 228000 children are suffering from hunger where the state needs to step in to help them. The poverty plays the biggest factor in causing child hunger.
Also 1 in 7 (or 4.8 million) people in Canada are living in poverty. In 2008, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development or (OECD) said that poverty has been rising at a steady rate in Canada since the mid-1990s. I believe the main reason poverty should be helped because it costs everyone
Women are more likely to be sick and have smaller babies that would die earlier, resulting in high levels of infant mortality. In areas where chronic hunger is a problem the communities are in a vicious cycle of malnutrition and death. Effects also include vulnerability to common illness, more than two million children die every year from dehydration caused by diarrhea. Malnourished children often lacks the strength to survive a severe case of diarrhea.
“About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds, as you can see on this display. Sadly, it is children who die most often. ”(Poverty.com) This is a terrible statistic in of itself.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In Haiti, 80% of the populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017)
One third of deaths, some 18 million people a year or 50,000 per day, are due to poverty-related causes. ("Poverty - New World Encyclopedia", 2017) Infectious diseases continue to stain the lives of the poor across the world. An estimated 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, with 3 million deaths in 2004. Every year there are 350–500 million cases o bf malaria, with 1 million fatalities: Africa accounts for 90
Education on the issue is important since “Approximately 17 million African children die from hunger and malnutrition every year” (“Health Issues,” par. 4). Africa has been drastically affected by malnutrition, as shown through this representation of death rates. The effects of this disease “ deprives young African children of critical vitamins to their health. More than half a million children suffer from vitamin A deficiency, which cripples young immune systems. Inadequate supplements of vitamin A can lower child mortality rate by more than one-fifth” (“Heath of African,” par. 6).
Obesity is a huge problem for the United States and it needs to change. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 3/4ths of the country is overweight or obese. (Marks 22). The obesity issue is growing together with nation’s waistlines. According to the World Health Organization, “Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health” (“Obesity”).
Obesity in THE BLACK COMMUNITY: A Serious Epidemic Obesity is a serious problem, affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide. Its prevalence is increasing in developing countries throughout the world. More than one-third of adults were obese in 2011–2012.(1) Among non-hispanic black adults, however, 56.6% of women were obese compared with 37.1% of men. (1) The health risks associated with obesity make reducing the high prevalence of obesity a health priority.
I. Around eight hundred and seventy million people in the world do not have enough food and water. What even worst is population growth is getting out of control in many areas such as India and Africa. A. Many children are being born but are not having enough food to feed them B. Almost fifty million people in the united states, including sixteen million children live in homes that cannot afford food to eat. C. many countries around the world that are poor suffer the most of Hunger and disease, usually close in amalgamation and often caused by natural disasters or war.