Malnutrition

661 Words Jun 17th, 2014 3 Pages
Select a global health issue impacting the international health community. Briefly describe the global health issue and its impact on the larger health care system (i.e., continents, regions, countries, states, and health departments). How can health care delivery systems work collaboratively to address global health concerns?

Malnutrition is a problem that is estimated to contribute to more than one third of death among children (WHO, 2014). Under nutrition is a form of malnutrition; it occurs when nutritional reserves are exhausted or nutritional intake is insufficient to satisfy daily needs or increased metabolic demands (Jarvis, 2013, p. 175). Prolonged periods in this state can lead to stunted growth which is associated with lower
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However within some of those countries, there still exist health disparities due to income levels and people with lower earning power can have difficulty accessing healthcare services. Those people are yet better off than the ones in poor nations with very limited resources that must rely on international agencies and organizations such as the WHO and UNICEF among others, for some or most of their healthcare (Maurer and Smith, 2013, pp 124-126).
The World Health Assembly expects efforts to achieve the “Health for All” goals of the WHO to be collaboration between the country’s leaders, health organizations, individual countryman, communities and other countries (Maurer and Smith 2013, p. 115). There are many intergovernmental organizations (The WHO, the Pan American Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Bank, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention etc.) as well as voluntary and philanthropic organizations (Catholic Relief Services, American Friends Service Committee, Doctors without borders, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, etc.) that focus on the health of populations around the world, providing expertise, technical support, funding for economic and infrastructure development and for healthcare services (Maurer and Smith, 2013, pp116-118). As for other countries education in how to raise your own crops can be beneficial. Food and financial aid is currently supplied but perhaps that could be increased, with the introduction…

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