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H5N1: Haiti: Water as the most pressing need

H5N1: Haiti: Water as the most pressing need | Poverty Assignment by_Hilal Iryandy | Scoop.it
Via the Shots health blog at NPR: Water In The Time Of Cholera: Haiti's Most Urgent Health Problem. Excerpt: In the teeming city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, millions of people have no reliable water supply.

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Hilal Iryandy's insight:

Haiti had destroyed many lives. The citizens of haiti is badly in need of water. Despite the need they get water from a contaminated hose which leads to a different end. The contaminated water causes them to have a disease named Cholera,  which is an urgent health problem. Despite the contamination, they still drink from that hose as they do not have a choice or to die of thirst.I wonder what can be done to help them.

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Koo Xin Yi's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:04 AM

Due to natural diseases and some other factors, Haiti does not have a reliable water source. In order to suppress their thirst, they drank contaminated water which led to the outbreak of cholera. There is only water from a garden hose from a hole in the pavement. Despite being worried of cholera, they still drank the water as they do not have a choice. If they do not drink the water, they will die from thirst. I wonder what can be done to help them.

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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | Poverty Assignment by_Hilal Iryandy | Scoop.it

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Hilal Iryandy's insight:

Asia is acounted for the worst in poverty. They have less htna a dollar a day to spend in everything. They do not have enough money to buy their stuff. The war destroy their Loved ones, livs and their belongings. It is up to us to change the world and give out our helping hand! 

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Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:09 AM

In 1998, Asia accounted for about two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people. I was shocked when i read this article as i did not know that Asia was facing such problem. I can see a family of three children and a mother in the picture. I can see that they are experiencing poverty as they wearing very dirty clothes which are also torn. I think the children are not satisfied with what they have by they are looks. They feel that they need something more. Why the lady have three children when she know that she is facing poverty? What are they going to do to fight poverty?

Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:39 AM

From the article, i see that about two third of the world's population
are made up of poor people. Factors which lead to poverty are wars,
projects on deforestation and mining. From the picture i see women
and children wearing dirty clothes and muddy hair, which tells me
how long those people have not bathed.The children are also thin ,
therefore i know that people there have not enough food and water to
drink, bathe or eat. The article also states that nearly half of Asian
kids are living in poverty. Those children could not afford education,
medical supplies, which also means they have no qualifications to
find a decent job when they grow up. I think if those children do not
have money in the future, their children would suffer and this continues
on generation by generation. Also, the article states that poverty is
keeping children out of school, only a handful of children in one village
gets admitted in school. Thus this article makes me wonder why the government not subsidies the prices of daily needs for people living in poverty? Why is the government reluctant to take away caste discrimination? Why do the people not do anything about it?

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The article states that Indian sub continent had many people living in extreme poverty.This is due to the fact that majority of the poor are part of the caste system which gives the people affected by poverty a low status.This means that the next generation cannot get out of poverty due to their low status.Is it possible to abolish this caste system even though it is part of their religion to help these people get better lives? And if possible,how so?

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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food | Poverty Assignment by_Hilal Iryandy | Scoop.it
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.

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Hilal Iryandy's insight:

Now health is in the concern.  Due to lack of money, people cannot afford for food, hence people die due to starvation. What's worse, people with diseases like diabetes, what happens to their condition? They are then left alone in the hospital untreated. They cant do anything, but we can for them. Sending doctors to countries that need help. simple actions like that could save countless lives. It just matters whether we are willing to stretch out the helping hand or watch them suffer in starvation.

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Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 29, 2014 10:06 AM
In my perspective, not only just the lack of food and the high medical treatment fee may cause the poor sick, but also the obstinacy of poor people. When they initially infect some small disease like flu, cough and fever. The first thought come out of their mind is that those diseases would flee away after a few days and there is no need to see the doctor and eat drugs. No one says that they should think in that way but our society forces them to think and they have no choice, they do not have enough money. Consequently, the evolution of those small disease leads to many great problems. So what can we do to help them is just to donate money and create health welfare to decrease their costs to some extent.
May's comment, January 30, 2014 7:32 AM
I agree with Evelyn that the poor have no enough money for food let alone medical bills. They are barely making both ends meet so where would they get the extra money for medical bills? They cant afford to have leftover money or savings for the month or anything like these. So they wont go check up for their health when they think they are just fine. Only later then they will know they have hypoglycemia. We should lend a helping hand by donating money, food and clothes for the poor instead donating only when they have developed hypoglycemia.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 1:52 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. Instead of helping these people suffering from the disease in later stages, donors/the society should have helped them in the earlier stages or while they are still not suffering from any disease. Educating the people from young will lead to a better future for all.
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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty Assignment by_Hilal Iryandy | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

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Hilal Iryandy's insight:

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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Jovan Chua's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:52 AM

While no one chooses to have mental issues, seeking help from the government forever should not be an option for the long term. Even though people have little control over such things, they should try to support themselves in small ways if possible intead of wasting their days away unless the are left without a choice.

Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

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Liverpool Council to report Government to United Nations over poverty trap policies

Liverpool Council to report Government to United Nations over poverty trap policies | Poverty Assignment by_Hilal Iryandy | Scoop.it
Government policies forcing people into poverty, say councillors

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Hilal Iryandy's insight:

From what I first saw on the title, I was curious by what they meant by "trap policies"? Because of these trap policies set by the government, people living in Liverpool are forced into degrading poverty. These policies were created to help people, instead they were the reasons why there is a  increase in the people living in poverty. Being denied access to benefits they really needed, making them to go beg for food. this was totally different from what i have heard before. Wasn't the government suppose to help these people out of the line of poverty? It really makes me feel that the government are the ones who are not "giving the helping hand" on helping these people out.

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Eve's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:51 PM

From what i first saw on the title, I was curious by what they meant by "trap policies"? Because of these trap policies set by the government, people living in Liverpool are forced into degrading poverty. These policies were created to help people, instead they were the reasons why there is a  increase in the people living in poverty. Being denied access to benefits they really needed, making them to go beg for food. this was totally different from what i have heard before. Wasn't the government suppose to help these people out of the line of poverty? But why are they helping in putting these in people in hunger by actually approving the removing of benefits from them? It eally makes me feel that the government are the ones who " arent pulling their weight" in helping these people out.