Global Issues

By: Landry Jorski

Senegal: Baby Boom

The baby boom is a major global issue in Senegal. She was only 16 when she was forced to marry her 35-year-old cousin. When she tried to discuss not having kids with her former husband, "he beat me up and swore that he would kill me if I ever mentioned it again. So we kept having babies." The wife's of these husbands were being forced to have kids with there husbands. The kids were born with many disease's but then again the wife kept on having them.

Senegal: HIV

HIV is found in the bodily fluids of a person who has been infected - blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. It can be transmitted through unprotected sexual contact. It is also spread among people who inject drugs with non-sterile injecting needles, as well as through unscreened blood products. It can spread from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast feeding when the mother is HIV positive.

Senegal: Population

This continuing, rapid expansion of the human footprint on what has increasingly come to seem a small planet, has serious implications for nearly all aspects of life. Issues relating to health and ageing, mass migrations and urbanization, demand for housing and inadequate food supplies, access to safe drinking water, and so much more.

Rapidly increasing population exacerbates existing problems, such as transnational crime, economic interdependency, climate change, the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and various other pandemics, and such social issues as gender equality, reproductive health, safe motherhood, human rights,, emergency situations, and so much more.

Senegal: Water

The United Nations has long been addressing the global crisis caused by infected water supply to satisfy basic human needs and growing demands on the world’s water resources to meet human, commercial and agricultural needs. The drinking water is infected at not good for the people to drink. The can get very sick and possible die from all of the diseases in the water.