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Medical Issues Of Africa Essay

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As many shortages continue to increase in Africa, one of the main shortages is assistance in the medical field. Many factions of medical assistance that should be in Africa are not being sent, the different factions of medical assistance includes dental, general medicine, optometrical, and missionary (volunteer) work.
Medical problems included are the pandemics of AIDS, Malaria, Polio, and Bilharzia.
Many inland waters in Africa, especially the central region are infected with Bilharzia, which is caused by parasites that live and breed in specific freshwater snails. When these larvae are released into the water they are capable of penetrating unbroken skin of their human host. The disease is carried by humans and spread by people urinating in the water.
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These very brutal, and widely spread pandemics affect nearly 93% of the African population.
Infectious disease has crippled African efforts to achieve economic self- sufficiency for at least the last half-century
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These problems usually occur from dirty water and living environments, as well as STD’s. They can be helped with These problems through more donations of medical supplies and missionary help from many volunteers. There are even certified doctors willing to go and help the many people from literally every country in Africa that need the help. As people continue to develop These conditions they pass them on to their children who are malnourished as well as affected by These pandemics. To send These much needed doctors Americans need to give them free or at least reduced priced travel to These countries. Americans should also send Missionaries to the many countries with food and clean water. Clean water and food are indeed the key to helping the African people. They have had lack of clean water and food for many years, thus causing the malaria and polio. The AIDS pandemic is caused by the rape and crimes against humanity from their own government. This too has gone on for many years, as the government militia comes forth into the villages and raids, pillages, and destroys every life in the village. This too must be eased upon through doctors, medical staff, and missionary work to help the people who have been raped, plundered, and such. They can help by sending the doctors with medications and things like “Plan B” and “the morning after pill” and other things like that for the women who have been wrongfully intruded.
Some of These acts may defy some of the peoples “code of ethics” but what must be done must be done. They must see that This was strictly and intrusive act and they weren’t willing to have This forced upon them. So as medical assistance is sent certain things need to be swept aside in order to find out what other people want from America’s assistance, Americans would be there for them After all...would Americans not? I think so. and as Americans...

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