Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Ethiopia is a developing country located on the easternmost part of Africa. Ethiopia has a population of around 105 million people. With such a high population, Ethiopia faces a majority of infectious diseases; one of which is Malaria. In Ethiopia alone, there are around 3 million cases of Malaria each year and it is known to be the biggest health risk for this developing country. Because a majority of Ethiopians live under the poverty line, adequate food, water, shelter, and medical services are slim to none. Although drug interventions have been found to be somewhat beneficial, the problem continues to grow faster than the services that are provided. One proposed mechanism for the ever-growing problem of Malaria in Ethiopia is for the Ethiopian government to work with other countries in order to control the spread of disease, as well as providing clinics in areas that are most affected by this disease. Additionally, it is important to work towards maintaining a clean water source for the people of Ethiopia in order to maintain a clean bill of health to its people.

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