WEEK 11 Initial Post - WEEK 11 Initial Post Many challenges may arise when providing adequate health care in underdeveloped countries Markerere

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WEEK 11 Initial PostMany challenges may arise when providing adequate health care in underdeveloped countries. Markerere University Medical School (2009) reported that "there is not a great deal of mystery as to why poor people in low income countries suffer from high rates of illness particularly infectious diseases and malnutrition: little food, unclean water, low level of sanitation and shelter, failure to deal with the environments that lead to high exposure to infectious agents and lack of appropriate medical care" (para. 8). Social determinants may also play a role such as finances, geographical location, education, housing, employment or lack of, or transportation. Two challenges that health care personnel may have when trying to provide care in developing countries are low literacy and cultural barriers. "Low health literacy, cultural barriers, and limited Language proficiency have been coined the “triple threat” to effective healthcommunication" (GlobalCitizen, 2012, para. 7). Low LiteracyLow literacy affects people in all countries, but statistical facts prove it is predominate in underdeveloped countries. "In underdeveloped countries 17% of the total adult population is illiterate and over 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills. Around 67.4 million children
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