Molly Moffett: South Africa

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Molly Moffett: South Africa

  1. 1. SOUTH AFRICA Inequalities in Medical Technologies
  2. 2. <ul><li>Discussion Entails: </li></ul><ul><li>Problem/Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Death Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose/Problem <ul><li>The purpose of the research presented in this paper is to explore how science and technology inequalities in South Africa have affected their world of medicine and health care. </li></ul><ul><li>The problem persists that there are too many people dying of Aids and other diseases that are going untreated due to the lack of medicine and economic support. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Death Rates
  5. 5. Hypothesis <ul><li>The income inequality is South Africa is one of the leading causes of the healthcare disparities that South Africans live with. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions to Research <ul><ul><ul><li>What effect does health policy/politics have on medical inequalities in South Africa? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How has the South Africa movement to reform health policy strengthened or weakened the inequalities? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who are the advantaged and disadvantaged groups when it comes to healthcare? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How should South Africa stop the medical inequalities that persist? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Methods <ul><li>Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily Qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><li>May find myself taking a qualitative approach to quantitative research </li></ul>
  8. 8. Setting <ul><li>The ENTIRE country </li></ul><ul><li>14 health departments in the 9 provinces in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Many poor although their economy is on the rise </li></ul><ul><li>Racism persists </li></ul>
  9. 9. Policy Results <ul><li>Many policies favor white South Africans over blacks </li></ul><ul><li>In general white South Africans are more wealthy and the privileged group of the society </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Healthcare Approach </li></ul>
  10. 10. Medical School Results <ul><li>Graduation at the country’s eight medical schools has been decreasing, as the intake at these schools has remained the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors who do graduate flee the country upon graduation </li></ul><ul><li>This leaves the country with a shortage of doctors </li></ul>
  11. 11. Yet to be Accessed <ul><li>Medical supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Remedies for these inequalities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Hypothesis is correct </li></ul><ul><li>Policy has a larger effect that expected </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities are different for the white South Africans vs. the black South Africans </li></ul>
  13. 13. QUESTIONS?

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