It ruins the mental health of many, puts many in positions that they can’t even afford to eat any more and the cycle and that keeps you trapped on the inside like a prison. But just imagine being in poverty, watching your very own malnourished and mentally broken child grow into and adult. You would so proud of him, and devastated at the same time that although you want to help, you can’t. Although you want to feed him, you can’t. Although you want to teach him, you can’t.
With these degrees of exclusion, we 're all losers. Social cohesion is weakened, and conflict situations are created, generating violence and sick societies. More than nine million children die each year before their fifth birthday. Between 33% and 50% due to malnutrition. The cause of death is usually diarrhea, but behind it is acute deficits of necessary micronutrients.
Arising mental health issues due to the horror genocide are frequent because they lack the capacity to mitigate such risks.HIV/AIDS and malaria remains to be a national disaster that greatly affects the economy through loss of labor and a desperate society with no one to take care of the other due to incapacitation. Malaria is resulting to mortality for children under the age of five years this accounts to 35% of malaria related deaths (Binagwaho and Kyamanywa, 2013). . Despite the government's commitment to combat HIV/AIDS, mother to child transmission situation has risen from 9.8% in2003 to 11.2 in 2005.a 22.5% reduction in mortality rates has been noted between 2000-2005.malaria mortality rate has reduced for children under five from 10.0% in 2001 to 2.1 in
They die of pneumonia, malaria, diarrhoea and other diseases. Children from rural and poorer households remain disproportionately affected. Children from the poorest 20% of households are nearly twice as likely to die before their fifth birthday as children in the richest 20%. Maternal mortality is a key indicator of health inequity. Maternal mortality is a health indicator that shows the wide gaps between rich and poor, both between and within countries.
“It is about ending the incredible despair that exists in many parts of this country where – as a result of unemployment and low wages, suicide, drugs and alcohol – millions of Americans are now dying, in an ahistorical way, at a younger age than their parents (Sanders).” Suicide, drugs, and alcohol are all hard hitting subjects to most, especially suicide. And the fact that he mentions young Americans are succumbing to these things evokes pathos because children are seen more innocent and untouched by society than adults. Therefore, seeing a child, adolescent, or young adult succumb to any of the previously mentioned things would be devastating for most to hear and see.
Atrocities with children is a documentary that gives viewers a short perspective of different forms of abuse that take place all over the world on a daily basis. This documentary presents about four different sad real life stories of children all over the world including the United States. The first story we saw was the unfortunate events children in Africa go through. Millions of people are infected with HIV in Africa. Infected individuals, particularly men, find themselves desperate to get cured of the virus.
Many adults are left with ptsd, but what about kids, if these experiences can leave adults debilitated, what about the children. Children’s brains aren’t fully developed, so it can become much worse, which is why child soldiers should be given help instead being prosecuted. “More than half of the country’s health facilities are out of service, water facilities have been destroyed and more than 15 million children are in need of water and sanitation facilities.” In desperate times people may do desperate things, as long as the survive, people will do anything; same goes for children. Another example of requiring aid involves a child soldier, Omar Khadr, held at Guantanamo Bay. “They will never see the video of his interrogation by Canadian intelligence agents where he is lying on the floor crying for his mother.”(Andrea Prasow).
Researchers have proven that second hand smoke is very bad for you and other people. It is responsible for more than 600’000 premature baby deaths. Babies should get the chance to live, but second hand smoking takes that from them. Smoking is the most preventable death in the world. It has killed more than five-million people a year.
Since then, the conflict has only intensified and spread. Roughly one-third of the Afghan population is displaced. To add to that, Afghanistan’s child mortality rates are one of the worst in the world, with children under five dying at a rate of 191 for every 1000 live births (United Nations 2007). The impact of trauma during war conflict is damaging to children’s mental health. Rebel groups began attacks on the Afghan government in
Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases prevalent worldwide and can be transmitted by bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. Nigeria is the country with the largest malaria problem, it is known to kill 300,000 people each year - and 97% of the people living in Nigeria are at risk of catching the disease. (photos.state.gov) Nigeria being an under developed country, with inadequate health care system, diseases like Malaria would affect the economy of the country greatly. As Nigeria is a tropical country, with high humidity and off and on rainfall, makes the environment a conducive for the mosquitoes. The temperature also favors the development of the malarial parasite inside the mosquito causing the parasites to complete their growth cycles.