The Problem Of Global Health

1588 WordsMar 22, 20177 Pages
Global health is a field of focus for many nations worldwide but there are many colonies that are still struggling with health. Many nations struggle with the development of strategies to prevent disease, outbreak, other struggle with the development of new medications, and vaccinations but together these struggles create global health issues worldwide. Canada is considered to be one of the most developed countries in the world and many other less-developed nations rely on Canada for solutions to certain problems. A big concern for less developed countries and debatably one of the most difficult things to resolve is level of health. Although Canada is a developed country the government is not able to resolve problems that less-developed…show more content…
This fungal pathogen greatly affected the health of individual Canadians (Rekart et el., 2003, 258). Due to the spread of this disease, Canada had to prioritize and find treatments for the Canadian population before assisting other nations worldwide. A serious epidemic called SARS developed in China and transmitted internationally to Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area because of the lenient travel restrictions that Canada has in effect(Rekart et el., 2003, 258). There were many negative effects of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome including an average health decline for Canadians overall and major economic losses for Canada as a country. Between the years of 2002 and 2004, the Canadian tourism sector took loses of 350 million dollars, there was expected to be a one billion dollar decline in Toronto’s economy and non-retail sales dropped by 380 million dollars due to the SARS epidemic (CBC, 2003). Another outbreak that greatly affected Canada and its residents is the tuberculosis outbreak in British Columbia. In a recent study, it was estimated that about two thirds of tuberculosis cases was developed from immigrants(Rekart et el., 2003, 258). That being said, Canada should focus on implementing more strict travel restrictions to eliminate the outbreak of unknown diseases before focusing on helping other nations with health issues. There are many issues that still exist with the
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