The Effects Of Globalization

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Globalization has an important role in transport and trade to various countries around the world. With the many benefits of globalization, it also brings about diseases that normally would be contained by boundaries and the rate of spreading is enhanced. Third world countries have a higher risk of infectious diseases and an increased death rate. The World Health Organization has specific days designated for different issues: World Malaria Day, World Hepatitis Day, World AIDS Day, etc. The U.S. population can be affected by health threats across the globe; failure to act on and prioritize health and security can lead to disaster. The United States has “taken important steps to strengthen its capacity to address the threats posed by these…show more content…
Women do not have the access to schools, where they could learn about sexual violence, and they are easily excluded from economic responsibilities. The World Health Organization supports awareness of issues regarding women and health issues; like many other awareness days, International Women’s Day is recognized.
On the other hand, bacterial and parasitic disease in developing countries heavily contribute to malnutrition. Malnutrition “increases one’s susceptibility to infections,” (Müller and Krawinkel 279) and it is a major building block of illness and death. Young children and women are greatly at risk for this health issue and it is more prevalent in poorer families. At least “thirty-one percent of children under the age of five are underweight, and thirty-eight percent have stunted growth” (Müller and Krawinkel 278). In cases of malnutrition, there is a severe “fatty degeneration” of major organs like the heart and liver; if not treated properly, it can soon lead to cardiac failure. The World Health Organization has a ten-step strategy to help those with severe health issues and are currently revising their strategies to focus more on individuals who are affected with both malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. These strategies focus on different “dietary options” (Müller and Krawinkel 282) and more availability for nutrients that they are lacking. It is important for actions to be taken to provide safer drinking water, a more focused
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