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Reality Of Life In Africa

US National Library Of Medicine states that Africa could rank #1 for the number of infectious diseases that have been spreading around the continent, these diseases aren’t something that came out of thin air, these are the same diseases that’s been existing in Africa for decades now. The main reasons how this happened could be said in simplest terms and that is, there is no luxury for basic necessities such as clean drinking water and drainage systems as the majority of the diseases arise from this same issues such as Diarrhea, Cholera, Dysentery, Typhoid, and Polio.

A recent stat from the UN (United Nations) has shown that about 66% of the African population is living in a water-scarce environment and 300 of 800 million people live in Sub-Saharan Africa which means 115 people die every hour due to the reasons of poor sanitation, contaminated water, and poor hygiene, this number isn’t something that should be overlooked by any means, even though they have improved basic necessities through years, there’s still no way close to having the same access as we have in developed or developing countries. African countries aren’t only suffering from those well-known diseases, what most us neglected to see are NDC’s (Non-Communicable Diseases) such as Parkinson’s Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Respiratory Infections, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Diseases, Alzheimer’s, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, etc. In order to understand the root cause, we first need to get a full hold of the reasons why the continent is always in such poverty and why health care organizations fail establishing hospitals and other needed medications, and we later understand what these diseases are doing to the people and why it’s needed for immense help.


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