Why Health Care Is Important for an Underdeveloped Country

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Health concerns are not just limited to one country. Everyone around the globe has some issues with their health but not everyone gets the opportunity to have it checked and treated by a professional doctor. In most countries where hospitalization costs a lot and high-end prescription drugs are not readily available, it can be a struggle to fight diseases and illness.

Let us take for example the country of Nigeria. They have a number of hospitals situated all over the country. There are good doctors who can readily respond to an emergency. But why is it that there is still low mortality rate every year due to virus and infection?

The answer lies in the readiness and availability of medical equipment and medication in the place. Having hospitals that are not that responsive to the health needs of the people can really become a great concern for most people. Our team at NDCA or the NSU Development and Cultural Association-North America have witnessed first-hand the dire need to create better hospitals and put in more doctors and facilities to serve the people better.

The status of health in poor countries

Every year there are hundreds of thousands of deaths recorded among underdeveloped countries. These deaths are caused by different factors:

  1. Malaria
  2. HIV
  3. Dengue
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Untreated infections and diseases
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Dehydration

These are just some of the common causes of death among poor countries. Their lack of nutrition can also contribute to weaker immune systems, hence, making it easier for them to acquire such health condition. Moreover, the lack of sanitation and hygiene has allowed bacteria and viruses to breed in their homes or even in their own backyards causing dengue or malaria.

What can we do to help?

There are several organizations out there who are very much interested in reaching out to far-flung areas and give them little assistance. NDCA is one of the organizations who offer medical mission, charity works, house building projects, and even hospital renovations to underdeveloped countries.

We are committed to helping because we want everyone to enjoy the life they deserve. Meeting the basic needs of these people can go a long way. The can live longer and they can make their life worth living as well. Together, let us give hope to these small communities.

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