Amanda Merson: Medical Inequalities

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  • Amanda Merson: Medical Inequalities

    1. 1. Global Health: Issues of Technology And Inequality By Amanda Merson
    2. 2. Research <ul><li>Method : Data is a review of current inequalities in developing nations health care. </li></ul><ul><li>Major Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities are presented through the lack of access to: </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic tests </li></ul><ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory tests </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>Potable Water </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for spread of the medical technologies </li></ul>
    3. 3. An initiative was developed by the United Nations in 1978 titled “Health for all by 2000” which was considered viable because products such as vaccines and antibiotics were perceived as affordable” While affordable the lack of cold chain technology to keep the vaccine cold is not available in most developing nations
    4. 4. Basic Medical Technologies Require Clean Sanitized Water
    5. 5. Diagnostic Test, Laboratory Tests&Pharmaceuticals <ul><li>Infrastructure often times cannot support the equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance and upkeep often unaffordable </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of trained individuals to operate machines </li></ul><ul><li>Labs unavailable due to poor infrastructure ex:electricity, </li></ul><ul><li>distance to nearest lab </li></ul>
    6. 6. Case Study :Tuberculosis & Maintenance of Diagnostic Tests & Medical Equipment <ul><li>TB has become an epidemic in Africa due to lack of diagnostic testing which prevents the spread of the disease </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Chaisson and Martinson conducted qualitative and quantitave research to evaluate the condition of developing nations hospitals. They found that the maintenance upkeep and staffing of equipment was very difficult </li></ul>
    7. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>In order to reduce the inequalities and healthcare crisis in developing nations require simple and advanced medical technologies produced at cheaper rates while continually working to improve infrastructure of their regions in order to be able to house medical technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRlHW5uy8Bo </li></ul>

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