Poverty Assignmen...
Follow
Find
96 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Tricia Chng from Geography Education
onto Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng
Scoop.it!

Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty

Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng | Scoop.it
Extreme poverty in the United States is giving rise to a group of infections known as the neglected tropical diseases, which we ordinarily think of as confined to developing countries.

 

Poor Americans are more likely to contract tropical diseases such as Chagas disease and dengue fever.  Question to ponder: what geographic factors (physical and human) lead poor people in the United States to be more heavily impacted by the spread to these diseases?


Via Seth Dixon
Tricia Chng's insight:

In this text it shows that in the US, there are more and more people getting illnesses such as outbreaks of dengue fever, Cysticercosis, Toxocariasis, and more. As they lived in warm climate, in areas where people live in dilapidated housing or can’t afford air-conditioning This diseases can be either caused by poor street drainage, plumbing, sanitation and garbage collection, and in areas with neglected swimming pools. Moreover, they are not a well develop country like us. I pity those  pregnant woman because once they get those diseases, there is a high chance that their child will get it.

more...
Kimberly Hordern's comment, April 25, 2013 6:23 PM
I think it is absurd that the pharmaceutical companies don't see it beneficial enough to produce the vaccines necessary to prevent outbreaks of the potentially harmful diseases. These people may be low-income, but they are still humans and there is no barrier stopping the spreading to middle-class higher income families.
Brianna Simao's comment, April 30, 2013 10:23 PM
With the level of development in the United States and the amount of technology there is, it is a little surprising to see such a large number of people living in poverty, but at the same time it is almost expected. Minorities make up the bulk of those living in poverty, which are the biggest targets for these rapidly spreading diseases. Since these people unfortunately receive a below average salary, if any at all, they don’t get the proper health care needed and their symptoms are often overlooked or neglected. They are basically prone to get infected because either their health care provider does not have the knowledge to diagnose and treat these diseases before they spread or the patient does not have the money to pay for treatment and vaccines. These prolonged and chronic diseases are what cause them to stay in the financial situations they are in. Helping these people get better healthcare and providing the doctors with the education needed for these diseases would definitely help. I do find it absurd that some pharmacists believe it is unnecessary to make vaccines when this could easily be passed down from a pregnant woman to her offspring, creating another generation of health disasters.
Alex Weaver's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:11 PM

NTDs creates a vicious poverty cycle, but WE can help end this

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Tricia Chng from Poverty Assignment by_Sherry Woo
Scoop.it!

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

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng | Scoop.it

Via Thaqiv Idraqie, Cheryl Lim, Sherry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Tricia Chng's insight:

I feel that the people in India should not have the caste system. As the caste system is classified under four main catergories: Brahmins, Kshatriya, Vaisyas, Shudras (or pariah, or untouchables),  most of the people living in India is still following this system, hence those people that are classified under Shudras or pariah cannot get jobs. I also think that if they want a better life, they can ignore about the caste system and fight for their rights.

more...
Yu Bixun's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:52 AM

I can see that about two-third of the world's poorest people are from Asia. India had more than three hundred million of people living in poverty which is the greatest in the world. And because of this, many are uneducated with more time spent on fishing instead of studying. I think that wars are the main contributions to poverty as wars destroyed many farms, crops, settlements and people which caused many to be living in poverty. I think the children who are fishing or playing should attend schools as education can help them end their poverty state. People who are not in poverty state, we should excel in our studies and work hard in it as we are very lucky to be studying with proper education to look for job when we grow up. I wonder if regaining back their farms, industries and settlements could end their poverty state.

L.tak poon's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:12 AM

See-think-wonder

Form the above picture, i can see that there is an adult with 3 children in the picture taken above.It is pretty clear that the people above do not come form a wealthy family.Their clothing tells me that there are in a poor state of living..(see)


The children and the in the picture above did not smile when the picture is taken which i think that they are not happy. It may probally because needs are not met for their daily living.(think)


I wonder what there real problem is, weather is it because of money or other matter. I wonder if the goverment or anyone could help them in anyways.(wonder)

Tan Yang Heng Terence's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:18 AM

After reading this article, i realised another factor leading to poverty in India. It is the Hinduism belief of caste system in India. It is the main religion in India. India have the most amount of people living in poverty in a countrycomparing to the rest of the countries. Almost all of them living in poverty earned less than $1 a day. Long hours of work and effort is put to that $1 that does not seems much in our eyes. 522 millions of people of India are suffering this unbearable situation. This system prevents many people from trying to break their poverty. It is very unfair as not everyone is given a chance to start out equal. Why does the poverty of the previous generation have to burden the future generations? However, a stop to such practise is equivalent to the lost of the culture. Thus, they will never have a chance to break poverty. They will be continue to be despise by others at the top of the caste system. It is such injustice. 

Rescooped by Tricia Chng from Poverty Assignment_Sindy Teo
Scoop.it!

No Water, No Food - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

No Water, No Food - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng | Scoop.it
Today, March 22, people around the world celebrate the 19th annual World Water Day. According to the United Nations, the day is meant to “focus...

Via Flora Moon, Sindy Teo
Tricia Chng's insight:

Clean drinking water is still in scarcity in the united nation. And not all is able to gain access to pure drinking water. Those living in poverty, are unable to have access to pure drinking water. Everyday there are people dying due to lack of water.  Hence, when they find any water whether it is clean or dirty, they will just drink it. Therefore  diseases caused by unclean water make them more sick. So,the U.N.’s World Water Day events is set out to focus attention on the critical role of water in feeding the global human population.

more...
Teo Jing Yi's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:41 AM

Before reading this article, I have already know that many people in the third world country are suffering from lack of acess to clean water and this has led to serious issues around the world. This article tells the readers how the world has improved in getting cleaner water for the people over the years and that organisations are already planning to provide more clean water for the growing population in the future. After reading the text, I feel that i should treasure water more instead of wasting it because children who do not have clean water to drink are dying from diarrheal diseases. I would i like to challenge the fact that even though it may be a good news that drinking water sources have improved over the years but this does not mean that children and adults from poorer countries will stop drinking contaminated water. So, it is not totally a good news to the children.

Aidil's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:15 PM

The U.N.’s 2012 World Water Day events also aim to focus attention on the critical role of water in feeding the global human population. Nonetheless, the struggle for clean water is far from over. More than 884 million people still lack access to clean water. This is nearly three times the population of the United States."Agriculture has to be more efficient in water use - which means more crop per drop - otherwise the demand cannot be met and we will run into a big, big competition between water for agriculture, water for industrial purposes, and water for municipalities," Alexander Müller, FAO's assistant director-general for natural resources and the environment, toldjournalists last week at the World Water Forum in Marseille, Franc

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:15 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that water is essential for survival for every human and I'm glad to see that more people are getting improved ssources of drinking water, or gettting just water safe for consumption in parts of the world. However there are still areas where do not have water safe for consumption thus causing people to still need water.Because water is need for crops growing etc, people are also not having enough supply of food due to problems like water is not safe.

I think of the people who do not have enough water when I read this article. I feel sorry for them, because not everyone is helping them with this problem, and we are just sitting here watching them like everyday. I think of how my own life will be like without water that is safe for me to drink. I think of how my life will be like, if everything around me is lifeless, due to the fact that livign things are dying because there is no water left.

I wonder how it would be like, if we do no solve their problems of not having water safe enough for drinking. I wonder if these people would be willing to mobve to another place where there is water and food safe for consumption.

Rescooped by Tricia Chng from Poverty Assignment_Sindy Teo
Scoop.it!

Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty

Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng | Scoop.it
I talked to a constituent who had a stroke and is on benefit. After paying all his bills, he's left with just £12 a week - less than £2 a day - to spend on food.

Via britishroses, Tricia Chan, Sindy Teo
Tricia Chng's insight:

It is sad to hear that that low income families have to rely on foodbanks  during seasons like Christmas distributed by charity. If it is not for the help of the charity, they will need to eat less as they cannot afford for more food. I think that the government is not responsible as they denies that the problem have nothing to do with them. Not only they shrink the responsible to others, they even came out with more proposals like squeezing the incomes of low-paid working families, the sick, disabled and unemployed.

more...
Cynthia Chia's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:20 AM

We need food for survival. That is how important food is. While many are busy heavily feasting on Christmas and New Year's snacks, there are still thousands of people who simply cannot afford to eat. I have never heard of the term "foodbank" till today. Neither did I know that so many people rely on those banks for food or that those foodbanks are mainly run by charities. It bothers me how unmindful the government is towards food poverty, pushing the blame to supermarkets for the rising prices of food, when charities are trying their best to ease the food poverty situation with money out of their own pocket. This goes to show how self-centered people are nowadays. To care only about what happens to you and not others. The reality of the government policies and food poverty situation is just appaling. I wonder how much longer can the government deny this food poverty issue. It worries me, how this country would survive when such an irresponsible government is leading it. Aside that, I applaud all those volunteers for being humane people are doing the right thing. 

Teo Shao Ni's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:50 AM

This article tells me how poorly the government is managing the food poverty. Many people have to rely on foodbanks beacuse they cannot afford to eat. But, the government ministers are still not taking any action in this issue and feel that it has nothing to do with them. The government put all the blame to others and even came out with more proposals like squeezing the incomes of low-paid working families, the sick, disabled and unemployed. I wonder if there is any ways to help them like reducing the prices of the food?

Shameerza's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:35 AM

Using see-think-wonder, i can see from what i've read from the article, the goverment isnt doing a good job in feeding their nations needs. It's sad to see that the poor families have to rely on foodbanks for food cause they can't afford to buy. Its also sad to hear that they have to depend on foodbanks during Christmas and yet they give these people little food, it's suppose to be festive and giving isn't it? It's really sad to think that the families have to eat less to equally distrubute among themselves. I think that the government should be more giving and not selfish. I wonder why can't the government give more food to these poor families, especially those with bigger families.

Rescooped by Tricia Chng from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty

Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng | Scoop.it
Extreme poverty in the United States is giving rise to a group of infections known as the neglected tropical diseases, which we ordinarily think of as confined to developing countries.

 

Poor Americans are more likely to contract tropical diseases such as Chagas disease and dengue fever.  Question to ponder: what geographic factors (physical and human) lead poor people in the United States to be more heavily impacted by the spread to these diseases?


Via Seth Dixon
Tricia Chng's insight:

In this text it shows that in the US, there are more and more people getting illnesses such as outbreaks of dengue fever, Cysticercosis, Toxocariasis, and more. As they lived in warm climate, in areas where people live in dilapidated housing or can’t afford air-conditioning This diseases can be either caused by poor street drainage, plumbing, sanitation and garbage collection, and in areas with neglected swimming pools. Moreover, they are not a well develop country like us. I pity those  pregnant woman because once they get those diseases, there is a high chance that their child will get it.

more...
Kimberly Hordern's comment, April 25, 2013 6:23 PM
I think it is absurd that the pharmaceutical companies don't see it beneficial enough to produce the vaccines necessary to prevent outbreaks of the potentially harmful diseases. These people may be low-income, but they are still humans and there is no barrier stopping the spreading to middle-class higher income families.
Brianna Simao's comment, April 30, 2013 10:23 PM
With the level of development in the United States and the amount of technology there is, it is a little surprising to see such a large number of people living in poverty, but at the same time it is almost expected. Minorities make up the bulk of those living in poverty, which are the biggest targets for these rapidly spreading diseases. Since these people unfortunately receive a below average salary, if any at all, they don’t get the proper health care needed and their symptoms are often overlooked or neglected. They are basically prone to get infected because either their health care provider does not have the knowledge to diagnose and treat these diseases before they spread or the patient does not have the money to pay for treatment and vaccines. These prolonged and chronic diseases are what cause them to stay in the financial situations they are in. Helping these people get better healthcare and providing the doctors with the education needed for these diseases would definitely help. I do find it absurd that some pharmacists believe it is unnecessary to make vaccines when this could easily be passed down from a pregnant woman to her offspring, creating another generation of health disasters.
Alex Weaver's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:11 PM

NTDs creates a vicious poverty cycle, but WE can help end this

Rescooped by Tricia Chng from Poverty Assignment_Sindy Teo
Scoop.it!

Poverty and Education: Solutions?

Poverty and Education: Solutions? | Poverty Assignment by_Tricia Chng | Scoop.it
Poverty effects education.  It effects test scores.  It effects teacher and student motivation.

 

Time to rethink all the sloppy attempts at reform.  We are missing the boat.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Giuseppe Fattori, Jem Muldoon, Les Howard, Sindy Teo
Tricia Chng's insight:

This story tells me children dropping out of school due to poverty.  Though I know that poverty can affect the living conditions of the people.  Instead of focusing on helping those living in poverty, schools only care for test scores. We know test scores are important for a brighter future. Therefore, I feel that the rising problem now is needed to help those in poverty by giving them extra help and attention as much as possible because they have no one else to seek for help or understanding.

more...
Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:34 AM

Education is one of the most important thing in life and it matters alot. Without it you would not be able to get a proper job and a proper salary. I thought poverty only affects in food, water and socially for a child but i was surprise that education plays a big part when your are poor and it is a big challenge to overcome it. This will afftect the students studying in the school. He will have negative thoughts about himself and will be anti social. They are doing part time job while studying and it will really afect thier studies as it is difficult to multitask.Eventually they drop out or do badly. Hence if they work hard with the right midset, they can definely succeed

Edwin Ong's curator insight, January 18, 2:40 AM

Poverty is really getting serious day by day and it causes many problems to humans. It is the starting problem of many problems and this makes a never-ending cycle once started. As seen from the news above, poverty is started and it affects education, followed by the test scores. It even has the ability to affect teacher and student motivation. Therefore concluding that the word "Poverty" is related to just about every possible negative life outcome one could imagine.

After reading this particular article, I felt disappointed and at the same time, worried for the education system there. I am depressed to learn that the school reform efforts actively ignore the research on poverty in education. They focus instead on test scores and even gaps between high scores and low scores! Seeing that efforts have been made to try and fight the effects of poverty but ultimately losing because of being exhausted, dispirited, I felt worried for the people who are living there in poverty. Even the politicians dare not say the word "Poverty", who knows what will hapen next!

In many cases, i truly believe that poverty can be stopped by helping those in need. For example, we can start to make a difference by helping the needies by donating some money to different charities.

Not onl;y helping  charities, we can also start to give some money to elderies when they sell tissues in the market or hawker centres.

I believe that "to give is to receive". We can and have the ability to stop poverty from spreading throughout the world.

Benjamin Ho's curator insight, January 27, 9:46 AM

My insight

Poverty affects education, i think that that is very true. when students have to worry about their daily meals, how can they concentrate and study. And when students cant do their work properly, they fail, and when they grow up, they will find it hard to find a job. More should be done to help students who are in need of financial help.