There are a number of key health issues for developing countries, especially in Africa. They include malnutrition, malaria, tuberculosis and avian flu. HIV infection, leading to AIDS, is a major world problem. In addressing the problem of HIV infection, there have been major concerns. This page provides current developments on these issues as well as background. This article of worldhunger. org provides comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the issue.
With this, I can describe the nutrition, health, and diseases linked to world hunger. “Food & Agriculture. ” Worldvision. org. N. p. , 16 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 Apr. 2013. One in eight people in the world do not have enough to eat. Many poor farmers are unable to grow enough food to feed their own families, much less sell for additional income. That’s World Vision partners with communities to address immediate food needs — but also to grow sustainable food for the future. I helped World Vision make a difference by participating in the 30 Hour Famine (sponsored by World Vision) at my church.
This was a 30 hour fast from food. 30 hours may seem like a large quantity of time for us who don’t know the reality of real hunger, but it is typical of what 3rd world countries endure and suffer through every day. Within the 30 hours we went through activities that gave us small illustrations of common struggles in the life of a 3rd world country. These obstacles included blindness, speech impairment, deafness, and physical restraints such as having no legs, hands, etc.
Overall the 30 hours gave all of us a better understanding to really be hungry, compared to being hungry when it was lunchtime, or not eating for 3 or 4 hours. In my research paper I provide an answer to the question “Should we try to help? ” And “What organizations can help? ” With info supplied worldvision. org and my participation with the 30 Hour Famine, I can use this experience to provide an example of ways to help decrease world hunger. “Worldwide Aid. ” Stophungernow. com. N. p. , n. d.
Web. 22 Apr. 2013. “Stop Hunger Now” is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. This website is another example of organizations to help decrease world hunger.
I can use Stop Hunger Now’s impact programs and ways to help the situation. “11 Facts About Global Hunger. ” Dosomething. org. N. p. , n. d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013 This article from dosomething. org contains 11 Facts about World Hunger. These facts are taken from other websites on reliable sources such as: WHO Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group, Maternal and Child Undernutrition Study Group, UNICEF, and UNICME. An example: “Nearly 98 percent of worldwide hunger exists in underdeveloped countries.
Hunger is often passed from mother to child. Each year, 17 million children are born underweight because their mothers are malnourished. ” I plan to make a reference to several of these facts to convey how big of an issue that world hunger is, answering another question in my essay, “Is it a problem? ” Young, Elizabeth M. World Hunger. London [u. a. : Routledge, 1997. Print. There is nothing inevitable about the persistence of hunger. In her book World Hunger, Liz young explains the true character of starvation.
The main thesis is that hunger persists because of the lack of political will to end it. Popular myths are challenged and outlined with based statistics. For example: “Hunger only exists in the developing world”, and “famine is the main problem”, are confronted with the truth. With this book, I can reference and attack society’s conceptualizations about hunger. This book provides the refutation to 5 different assumptions. Flood, Nancy B. Working Together against World Hunger. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 1995. Print.