Developing Countries Healthcare Issues and Charitable Organizations that Address Their Needs

1213 Words Jul 11th, 2018 5 Pages
Here in America, having the privilege to go to the doctors even when you are not ill is taken for granted. While you’ve been comfortably impatient waiting in a doctors office, have you ever taken the time to think about the millions of people around the world who die merely because they do not have the medicine, the care, and the knowledge to even help themselves prevent these easily preventable diseases and illnesses. Every sixty seconds, malaria claims life of another precious child. Maybe this is news to you or maybe this is your opportunity to let this problem resonate, while taking into account the health issues others around the world face on a daily basis. The prevalence of major diseases, such as malaria, occurring in developing …show more content…
A third intervention is to detect, confirm and diagnose malaria in all potential cases by using microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Lastly, a quick response with the right treatment can be crucial (1). Although third world and developing countries are financially supported by the United States and other prospering countries, there is not always accurate accounts of whether the money was used for its intended purposes or not, especially concerning healthcare. In an article, by Linda Ritcher and others, which analyzes the proposals to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and discusses the economic support that was given to help assist and alleviate those health issues in poorer countries she admits, “further information is needed on whether and to the extent to which the funds were used for the proposed interventions”(8). When the government begins sharing funds with other developing countries governments for specific purposes such as healthcare, the initial reason to why it was given is not always the final way it is spent. This is where charitable organizations come in.
Organizations like Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) are started by former healthcare professionals like Kathy Tschiegg who was a Peace Corps nurse, with a medical background and a passion to help those she saw dying because of the lack of medical care, equipment and technology. This organization serves
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