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IRS Final Paper

IRS Final Paper - Milosz Kucharski International Relations...

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Milosz Kucharski International Relations 001 8 March 2010 Poor Countries Have you ever wondered why there are so many poor countries in the world? Is it fair that some people live in mansions with more rooms than they can count while others use scraps and anything they can possibly find to make shelter for themselves and their families? Have you ever wondered why poor countries remain poor even after they are offered help from other more fortunate countries? Could it be because they do not have an effective, stable government, they live in areas that are not suitable for agriculture and therefore do not produce enough resources to provide for its occupants, and because they lack the essential rights that every human being should be given. Most countries that are poor do not have an effective government set in place to provide for and protect their people. Rather, they have leaders that look out for the good of themselves and tend to be corrupt more often than not. Governments in poor countries fail to provide many necessities for their people that in turn prevent them from being able to move up in the social economic ladder. Without paved roads, irrigation channels, sources of power, and means of transportation it is next to impossible for the people of these poor countries to do anything. The governments do not provide any form of healthcare for its people and as a result are losing people to diseases quite often. In a small city inside of the country of Malawi Sach’s visits a hospital funded by the government provided with a treatment program for the Malawians infected with HIV and dying of AIDS. The “Medical Ward is, in fact, a shocking euphemism, because in truth it is not a medical ward at all. It is the place where Malawians come to die of AIDS. There is no medicine in the medical ward. The room has a posted occupancy rate of 150
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beds. There are 450 people in the ward” (Sachs, 8). There are roughly nine hundred thousand people infected with the HIV virus living in Malawi and hardly any of them can afford to pay for medical support. Instead of going to a hospital for help and treatment, most of the Malawian citizens go there to die. No government should let this happen. They had so many people dying
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