The campaign aims to improve access to preventative health care for under privileged people. All people deserve to be healthy no matter what country you live in. One billion people in the world lack health care services. If preventive health care is improved the demand for health care responses, down the line, will be reduced.
One billion people lack access to health care systems. 36 million deaths each year are caused by noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. This is almost two-thirds of the estimated 56 million deaths each year worldwide. Over 7.5 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases, each year. Malaria causes some 225 million acute illnesses and over 780,000 deaths, annually. 164,000 people, mostly children under 5, died from measles in 2008, even though effective immunization costs less than 1 US dollars and has been available for more than 40 years. Knowing this is still happening is sickening, how the immunisations are ‘available’ but aren’t accessible by under privileged people.
An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2005, representing 30% of all global deaths. Over 80% of CVD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. AIDS/HIV has spread rapidly. UNAIDS estimates for 2008 that there are roughly 33.4 million living with HIV, 2.7 million new infections of HIV and 2 million deaths from AIDS. Tuberculosis kills 1.7 million people each year, with 9.4 million new cases a year. In 2008, some 6.7 million people died of infectious diseases alone, far more than the number killed in the natural or man-made catastrophes that make headlines. People living in poverty often live in conditions which cause or exacerbate health problems.
There are many unsolved questions on how to provide access to health services. Without access to health services for the under privileged people, easily preventable diseases and illnesses will kill thousands more every year. More knowledge is needed to turn existing knowledge into practical applications.
Anyone in the world should be able to access Medical attention easily, because way too many people are dying from easily preventable diseases.