Essay on Low Health Expectancy

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STUDENT ID: 200860429 MODULE CODE: FC501 3T ANDREW NUMMEY
Module Code: FC501 3T
Class Group: Group B
Assessment Title: Essay
Assessment Title: What are the factors which contribute to low health expectancy in developing countries? Discuss possible solutions to reduce this problem.
Tutor Name: Andrew Nummey
Student ID Number: 200860429
Date of Submission: Friday 2nd December 2011
Word count:966

STUDENT ID: 200860429 MODULE CODE: FC501 3T ANDREW NUMMEY
What are the factors which contribute to low health expectancy in developing countries? Discuss possible solutions to reduce this problem.
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One possible solution to the problem of malnutrition is eradicating poverty and providing health services in developing countries. For example sub Saharan African countries have a low economy and poor health services in the rural areas which increase the risk of malnutrition. According to WHO (2011) poverty causes ill-health because it forces people to live in environments without the basic amenities of life i.e. dirty water, no shelter and poor sanitation. Providing health services can help to fight illness and malnutrition. According to UNICEF (2000) government and non-government organisations can come together to provide health services and vaccines to the rural areas. In addition, providing free health care and check services helps to reduce malnutrition. The world health organisation (2011) also highlights that adequate provision of food and health education also help to reduce the risk of malnutrition.
The second main factor which contributes to low health expectancy in third world countries is environmental pollution. Water and air pollution is a major factor of low health expectancy in developing countries. For example in sub-Saharan Africa the level of water pollution is relatively high due to pollution from industries and human related causes. According to waterencyclopedia (2011), the causes of water pollution include
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