As the global economic downturn continues to make pains in many aspects of people’s lives, the health sector was not spared from the disaster. Many patients in developing countries are struggling to cope up with the inadequate supply of medicines in their local health facilities. Unlike in other countries; they usually face more serious problems and challenges in obtaining various types of prescription drugs and most especially in gaining access to HIV/AIDS medicine. Majority of the people are living very poor that their income is not even enough for their food, so they obviously cannot afford to buy medicines for common diseases like fever, coughs and others.
Considering the Problem
AIDS; which is a renowned sexually transmitted disease is prevalent in most developing countries making the economic situation worse. The government and other private organizations have made a rescue to solve the issue and develop ways so that people can have access on the temporary treatments for the disease. However, there are some developing countries that remain in a horrific situation because they are lack of efficient and effective health infrastructure. Some are also steeped in corruption which further aggravates the patient’s probability to access the necessary medicines for health improvement.
AIDS is caused by a virus that targets the person’s immune system. It weakens the system making him more susceptible to other types of diseases. The poor rate of having early diagnostic for patients in many heavily affected developing countries makes the disease more prevalent. In many cases, HIV is only identified during the last final and damaging stage. A person may only be aware of the disease if the infection worsens and AIDS is developed. Despite the various researches conducted by professionals, eradicating HIV and curing patients with AIDS is still impossible. However, there are various treatments develop to prevent the virus from damaging the other parts of the body. But many developing countries do not have access on the common medicines let alone AIDS treatment.
Who is to Blame?
As the problem on the health sector in developing countries arises many people ask who is to blame for the issue. Some people blamed the greediness of pharmaceutical industries because of the rampant drug piracy and counterfeiting. However, the national agency for health dismisses the issue and blamed corruption instead. Inadequate health facilities and services can be the result of corruption as the country’s budget was ruined failing all health facilities to function properly.
Pharmaceutical companies are non-government organization and they have their experts who continuously develop medicines so that they can serve people better. They have put up a large amount of investment for their company and thus, expecting revenue in return so that they can continue serving people. Some of them are also developing programs that aimed to improve the access to various medicines in developing countries.
Many private organizations, pharmaceutical industries and government sectors are joining hands to give aid to people in developing countries to gain access on medicines and diagnostics. If you want to be a part of the team you can check online for these companies. These organizations may offer free medications to people living in a very remote area and some provides medicine at very affordable price. With the strong support t from the government sector many of these companies were able to develop programs to broaden the possibilities for patients to access on just about any medicine they need.
The advancement of technology has also made significant changes on the health infrastructures. Many poor people in developing countries are now able to enjoy the benefits of medical facilities the same way as others do.
Madyson is a certified nurse by profession. But she spends a lot of time blogging about health management and maintenance. She also has some write-ups about access to HIV/AIDS medicine that can surely help victims of HIV and AIDS.