80964_Health situation and analysis in developing countries

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Running head: Medicine Anthropology 1 Health situation analysis in developing countries Name Institution
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Medicine Anthropology 2 Effects of Poverty As A Result Of Imperialism and Access to Health Care in the Third World Countries Poverty and marginalization are some of the acute challenges facing the social economic systems in the third world countries. To some extend this challenges are attributed to the long years of colonialization and irresponsible post independent regimes. During the colonial period the annexation by the west imperialist affected the developing countries both economically and social in the sense that, most of their mineral resources and human resources were exploited to the benefit of the imperialists. The introduction of the western culture and systems in several facets of life, saw the indigenous cultures and practices being alienated and westernization coming into force as an ideal practice. With this, many of the third world countries were left impoverished both economically and socially. Exclusion of people from the benefits of health care systems and restriction of participation in decision making to matters pertaining to health care services is mainly contributed to by the high levels of poverty in this countries. For the success of public health care, the citizens of the third world countries needs to be able to negotiate their way into the main stream health system and demand maximum health care from their respective governments. These requires a centric point of view where people are generally involved in all matters that leads to formulation of policies and its execution in the field of public health.
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Medicine Anthropology 3 Systemic and socio-political challenges to health care. Communication is always key toward the development of proper communal structures that are effective toward to knowledge formulation, effective engagements and thus developing appropriate actions to address inequalities and improve the public health system and general individual health care. Good health in a nation results to sustainable development since healthy people helps in nation building. The third world countries in Africa and Caribbean highland, are constantly confronted by communicable and non-communicable diseases. To prevent and cure this diseases, has posed to be a great challenge due to the weak health systems in this countries and poor coverage of medical services. This poor public health system is mainly attributed to poor leadership and governance practices, small health workforce, inadequate medical products supply, and ineffective vaccination programs and out dated technological programs. Financial allocation and accurate medical and health care information dissemination is also poor in this countries.
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