The lack of medical care causes the large numbers of child deaths in Africa. In Sub-Saharan Africa, every 1000 people, there is only one healthcare worker. And half of African does not have the access to essential drugs, which lead to the fact that every 30 second, at least one African child is killed by malaria or Bilharzia. The public hospital system here is always short of workers, medical equipment, ambulances, towels or bathrooms… Several patients died because of the unavailable or broken equipment. Among African countries, Uganda is account for the worst healthcare matter. In this country, more than 50% of population does not have any contact with public healthcare facilities. One in every 200 births ends the mother’s life, around 1 million people are living with HIV and malaria accounts for 14% of all deaths.
According to the World Health Organization, millions of African mothers, newborns and children continue to die by the diseases and conditions that are preventable every year. Africa is account for 60 percent of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases and 90 percent of malaria cases in the world. Most of those
affected are under the age of five. In fact, nearly 18,000 children under age 5 will die of mostly preventable causes, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia. Do you believe that hundreds of millions of African children have never seen a healthcare worker during their lives? Children there have not been treated properly with the proper medication. In some cases, the children are currently given adult medications, such as pills that may be crushed and are not as effective, due to the under dosing, which in turn can lead to the virus becoming resistant to treatment. African children are needing help …..