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Disease is the Most Pressing Global Issue

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´╗┐Every year, around ten million children under the age of five, die from a disease or virus of some sort. This is one of the many unknown facts of the global effects caused by disease and virus. Many people die each and every day and the cause of that would be disease. Horrible things such as malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis take the lives of people all the time. Malaria is found in five hundred million people and three hundred million of these cases are severe. Every thirty seconds, a child dies of malaria. Every minute, five new people get infected with HIV, and it has been the cause of twenty-five million deaths since 1981. ...read more.


It would also keep a great number of deaths from happening worldwide. Most deaths in Africa are caused by hunger. This happens because children are being malnourished and do not have access to food and water. Others will argue that global warming is the most important global issue currently. True, global warming is very important because it would cause ocean levels to rise, which could then cause flooding around the world. Even though world hunger is a major issue in underdeveloped countries, it is not a worry for many people who live in the United States or Canada. Whereas disease can happen anywhere and is more likely to strike in the United States. ...read more.


If something similar to that were to come back much worse, consider it done. By providing healthcare to the underdeveloped nations of the world, the world can work together to end disease. Adam Schiff once said, ?Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, and famine.? People aren?t always thankful for what they have and want more. They go about their lives unaware of what goes on outside of their country. Many people are not as privileged as others in the area of healthcare, and the fact that it is known but not acknowledged is unacceptable. Overall, according to facts, it is clear that disease and virus is one of the most important pressing issues currently and has been for years. ...read more.

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