According to a report by Humanium, it was found that more than 13 million children under the age of five tend to die from illnesses that cannot be treated or avoided. This results from various health inequalities that have come about from the lack of health access in developing nations.
Here are a few examples of such issues:
Poor Populations Are Affected the Most
The poor population worldwide suffers the most risks regarding food shortages, lack of drinking water, and a proper sanitation system. Consequently, these populations will be more vulnerable to diseases and get sick. Infectious diseases tend to be more serious, with children suffering from malnutrition and having little to no access to drinking water.
Probation on Healthcare and Medicine for Millions
Many people do not benefit from health coverage, so they do not have access to healthcare beyond their means. Some people even have to wait years to save and see a doctor or specialist. Moreover, large pharmaceutical companies place extreme prices on their medicines, making it difficult for third-world nations to afford essential medication.
Failure to Enhance Healthcare Systems
These issues have resulted from the government’s failure to improve the healthcare facilities for their people. The death rate of children has increased significantly over the years due to infectious diseases and low vaccination levels. In addition, most developing countries do not have enough staff or healthcare equipment to cater to people’s medical needs.
The feeling of helplessness has plagued these people for many years. However, we still hope people are working towards revolutionary change in these circumstances for the better.
People who care about others around them build their skills to be of more help to them, and in this process, they do not focus on becoming famous for performing such acts, but eventually, success comes their way as a side effect. The kind of side effect that is entirely satisfactory.
One of the people who has made these changes is Dr. Oscar Kashala, one of the most highly accomplished physicians, scientists, university professors, clinical researcher, and senior executives in the biopharmaceutical industry in the United States.
Working as the Director of Medical Affairs and Tropical Diseases at the Cambridge Biotech Corporation allowed him to create an AIDS vaccine for Africans infected with HIV on the international agenda.
Dr. Kashala also initiated the first laboratory HIV-1 vaccine development studies that were conducted based on the virus strains used and with the support of the United States Government, the World Health Organization, and many other partners within the industry.
Dr. Kashala’s other notable works include the formulations of vaccine adjuvants for many infectious diseases, the successful development of the RTS, S/AS01, and malaria vaccine, and playing a significant key role in affecting the public health policy discourse in Africa for more than two decades.
Dr. Kashala has worked in many leadership positions within the global pharmaceutical industry, providing governments with policy guidance to address the public health challenges that have negatively affected their societies.
This mention is not just to give an example of how people out there are doing good deeds, but to motivate you all to put in your part in this kind of activities so you can become the reason for someone’s better health and healthier life.