Healthcare in Developing Countries

By Katie Crotts

Adele- Hello (2015)

I love a song that can pull at the heart strings like Hello, by Adele does. This song brings a new light to the suffering side rather than the normal pulled together nature of people. This song reminds me of people on the outside looking in. Many People suffer from Healthcare issue in Developing Countries, adults and children. The lack of our everyday given services serves as a huge barrier for Developing Countries.

Fact: There are no ambulances or 911 numbers. People often have to walk, sometimes for days, to get to a decent clinic or hospital.

Adele - Hello

Lana Del Ray- God Knows I Tried (2015)

Lana Del Ray's new album Honeymoon was very inspiring for this project. This song is about the daily struggle adults and children face in developing countries. The people in these countries have very limited health care with little to no public services. They are deprived of hygienic measures we take daily like taking showers or washing food before it is prepared.

Fact: Nearly all of the deaths occur in the developing world, with poor children facing twice the risk of dying compared to richer children.

God Knows I Tried

Beyonce- Halo (2008)

This song reflects the true good in good people all over the world. Healthcare is limited throughout the world. The majority of clinics and hospitals in developing countries are volunteered workers who share their knowledge and help. These clinics are not sanitary with closed unclean windows, cement floors and walls, and flies everywhere.

Fact: According to the United Nations poor sanitation skills 1.5 million children every year.

Beyoncé - Halo

Bob Marley- One Love (1965)

This songwriter is a very well known world peace promoter. The song One Love gives you the feeling that all people are the same and should be treated as just. Injustice to mankind can stop if we all come together in harmony. People in under developed countries are scared to go to hospitals a lot of the time because they say it is where people go to die.

Fact: Hospitals provide bed sheets, but the families of patients are required to bring everything else: towels, soap, dish, towels, toilet paper and extra food.

Bob Marley - One Love

John Mayer- Waiting On The World to Change (2007)

This song describes how different people deal with problems in the world. Malaria and pneumonia spread across the land of Africa, still to this day children die by preventable reason. Across the region, children continue to die from causes that can be easily prevented. Lack of sanitation with lack of simple health care benefits or access to everyday care.

Fact: More than 40 per cent of child deaths were caused by pneumonia.

John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change

Jonh Lennon- Imagine (2008)

The song Imagine by john lennon speaks mostly about world peace but i believe it can tie into the unfairness of lack of basic services such as calling 911 or going to places of sanitation for the poor in africa. Only 15% of the national budget goes to healthcare for the people, this is only 14 dollars per capita. People that live in urban regions are more likely to receive some sort of healthcare than those in remote areas.

Fact: Due to lack of ambulance service 268 women die out of every 100,000 live births.

John Lennon - Imagine

Beyonce- I Was Here (2012)

This song hilights the fact that the littlest things can make the biggest differances. People who go across the world to help make a differences in the lives of young children and famlies can closley relate to this song. Medical volunteer programs such as Doctors Without Borders, or the Peace Corps help millions of famlies get through the winter or give care to common sicknesses.

Fact: In 2005, a strategy that moved the treatment of severe acute malnutrition out of hospitals was widely expanded for the first time in Niger.

Beyoncé - I Was Here (United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance Video)

USA for Africa- We Are The World (2008)

This song shows how team work and togetherness can come together to make someone elses day better. We are the world so we should all made make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. Dontations and mission trips are really the only things keeping under developed countries living. Everyday is a struggle for these people but only we can make a difference.

Fact: One billion people live in developing countries live on less than US$1 a day, and 2.5 billion are living on less than $2 a day

USA for Africa - We are the World