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Friday, July 1, 2011

Children are dying due to poverty and hunger

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More than 22,000 children die every day all over the world.

The silent killers are poverty, hunger, and diseases that are easily preventable diseases, and other reasons relevant. Although this disaster daily / ongoing in size, and they rarely managed to achieve, not to mention the continuation, in peak time, the title.
UNICEF, the world's leading children's organization, part of the United Nations:

Pain and loss of normal life for the continued violation of human instinct to help in the event of a disaster. Just think, if the earthquake was the largest in the world that terrorism is happening, and people did not stop to help the survivors of the watch! But one day of the massacre of more than 30,000 young children in the earthquake response is equivalent to silence annoying. They die quietly, away from the poorest on Earth observation and the removal of the conscience of the world village, and then some. As thin and weak in life, and these people are dying and the death of more intangible. Unfortunately, it seems that the world may not notice. This may be reasonable to expect death and tragedy on this scale should be the main time news. However, these problems only surface when the global conferences or concerts (such as a variety of Group of Eight summit, and make poverty history in 2005, sports, etc.). In addition, year after year, we see that when the end of the meeting, event, so there is no coverage by the mainstream media.

I feel even if some media attention, and those who do not suffer the report, which had the power, but he is a celebrity and news values, so that the leaders of rich countries to the problem of work.

Even in the mainstream media and rarely any of the rich countries that are part of the problem. International politics, and the current form of globalization, rich countries affect rarely show the effects of these processes.
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In contrast, the commitment, the country's rich and powerful, and corruption, the poor, who get rich on the good will obviously open, and headlines; a series of repeated promises to do additional unfair, low quality and quantity of aid and the conditions are not.

And often little accountability of recipient countries, as they relate to the current. The role of accountability, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and its funders (wealthy / powerful countries), international agencies, but rarely. The danger is that citizens in these countries get to create a misleading impression, and take appropriate action to be taken in the name of a false sense of security.

This may be harsh to say that the mainstream media is one of the many reasons of poverty, therefore, but the problem is, its influence is enormous. Silence and noise, and can produce results for both. When it was originally written this page, the top of the BBC's prime-time television in Portugal on the British children abducted. There is no doubt that this tragic story in the report, but why, the BBC and other media reports, British and proud of their outstanding international media, not the headlines every day millions of difficulties for children?

Another tragedy recently named Prime Minister and media coverage at the time the last day of shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech University in the United States. Responded to the BBC the lens in the media, and criticized the media coverage of the BBC of reasons for this ongoing, compared with more deaths per day in Iraq and got the return just a few minutes to ask, and it happens every day in Iraq. See the point of view of the media to follow up the shooting at Virginia Tech. Some people worry that appear in these sad stories all the time to listen to fatigue, or will develop advertising and media companies to pressure, and even buy a little more than just entertainment or emotions affect the good news.

There is bad news only? Despite the tragedy, and there is a certain degree of progress, and this may increase the interest of public opinion, will encourage further efforts in these areas, and to shed light on the important issues of relevance.

However, the tragedy in Iraq, and the sad news, but still do not receive the title of the ordinary.

We are concerned, connected to the same news every day, and the lack of excitement, will lead to a decline in television ratings, which may have different consequences, especially in advertising.

Finally, what if people want to hear such cases the unfortunate news. In all the media that this is what viewers want. However, it is difficult to know what they do or do not want to see if an alternative was never an option. If the size of the pain is difficult to continue coverage to the public how to determine if they were ready to watch or not? Estimates for Iraq, the Johns Hopkins study (published in the Lancet) 400 000 950 000 even found that the invasion of Iraq since 2003 (about 655,000 average) had died. 18 divided by 22,156,400,000 particular, given 22,156,950,000 42.9.
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By the way, the rejection of George Bush and many other of the Lancet study lacks credibility, and the use of methods to discredit, but the use of statistics, Iraq Body Count (in 30000, although it said at present about 66 000).

Whether to use statistics from Iraq Body Count, then the number of days that children died after the match the number of deaths in Iraq in 2003, only two or three days. And often criticized the Iraq Body Count statistics because they are in the media, a thorough review by the U.S. administration in Iraq rely on. However, it provides a study of Johns Hopkins University and criticized (often referred to as the Lancet study, which was published).

The study's authors point out that this is the method they use to defend the United States government is to teach others (and therefore refused to use Bush's claims of credibility). Full report in The Lancet also notes that many reports of casualties during the war seriously underestimated, so their numbers may not be acceptable, such as initial sound. The reason for this controversy when he announced in October 2006, and more details about this site, including some of the media and links relevant to Iraq.
Things are looking up for Dr. Catherine Webb, a cardiologist at Children's Northwestern University in Chicago. "When I was training in the 80s`, this specialty was very frustrating, "adding" but not anymore. "

It is true that the proportion of deaths from heart disease among children, nearly half what it was in 1980, according to a compendium of statistics from federal child health issued last month.

Also dropped by almost half of the mortality rates of children from birth defects, cancer and heart disease, pneumonia and influenza, as well as mortality related to injuries resulting from car accidents, drowning, fires, and weapons are firearms, suffocation.

Decreased mortality from all causes 53 percent among children aged 1-4 and 45 percent among children aged 5-14, and add up to stay for about 8,000 children a year who have died in 1980.

"It's fantastic news," said Harry Rosenberg, retired chief of the mortality statistics branch of the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The best medicine and new safety measures get a lot of the credit, so the government sought no health insurance coverage for disadvantaged children, which gives them better access to medical care.

Credit for parents, too, said Dr. Frederick Rivara, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle who specializes in reducing injury. They are less drinking and smoking, for example, reducing defects, fires and car accidents.

"Parents have got away from the idea that the occurrence of accidents, and can not be prevented," said Rivara. "They know that child safety seats save lives and bike helmets prevent head injuries, and believe, parents, and that they can protect their children, and this significant change."

Killer and the only one which leads - murder - has not slowed significantly.

"They are cases of abuse, really," said Rivara.

And all ethnic groups showed similar declines 1980-2004 - the latest year reported - but the mortality rate for black children remained nearly 40 percent compared with those for Hispanics, Asians and non-Hispanic whites.

As a matter of concern: Most of the declines flattened by the year 2000, for reasons that are not clear.

The recorded rates of death from all causes in the "America's children: Key national indicators of well-being, 2007," which can be read online at tables describe trends leading to the killers of a year from 1980 through 2004.

Different interpretations lies behind all down and here are some of the key:

- Vehicles; mortality decreased from 7.4 to 3.3 per 100,000 for children aged 1-4; down from 7.5 to 3.7 for children ages 5 to 14.

The safest cars are a factor, but child safety seats and seat lift is the big teams. Used properly, safety seats and reducing child mortality by 71 percent, according to the management of the National Highway Traffic Safety. Tennessee became the first state to require child safety seats in 1978. By 1985, all states did.

Today, nearly full compliance for infants but falls off with seats designed for the largest enhanced children, and this is one of the causes and mortality of older children and decreased less than that. In addition, older children often are not allowed to ride in the front seats, which are more serious.

The best indicator of compliance with the children and drivers who buckle up, which rose from 12 percent in 1980 to 81 percent, says the NHTSA.

Birth defects -; mortality decreased from 8.0 to 3.6 per 100,000 for children aged 1 to 4; down from 1.6 to 1.0 for children aged 5 to 14.

Prenatal diagnosis and improve a large factor, according to Dr. Sal Howard, director of clinical genetics at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Helped to define the problem of embryos in early to make the necessary arrangements for treatment in specialized centers or, in severe cases, in particular, to terminate a pregnancy in the playoffs surgical technique and advances in critical care - ultrasound, in particular - first regularly in the '80s at a time early. Sal said children also helped.

- Fires and burns; deaths, down from 6.1 to 1.5 per 100,000 for children aged 1 to 4; down from 1.5 to 0.7 for children aged 5 to 14.

Said John Hall, senior research analyst in the National Assembly for the prevention of fires in Quincy, Massachusetts was found to reduce the incidence of fire by up to 80 percent smoke alarms low cost helped the most, half of the U.S. and was the home of warnings in 1980, By 2000.95 percent did not.

Helped to improve the care and treatment of shock, too, and today few children with burns in less than 60 percent of them die from their bodies.

Other factors, according to Hall: pajamas, anti-flame, and drop in smoking, and the introduction of self-extinguishing cigarettes - that you need now to 16 countries - and the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1994 and have no disposable lighters childproof.

- Drowning; and death compared to 5.7 to 2.8 in 100,000 for children aged 1 to 4; down from 2.5 to 0.7 for children aged 5 to 14.

The vast majority of drowning deaths occur in infants and young children in backyard pools, according to Sue Gallagher, Director of the Medical School Tufts Health Communication Program in Boston. In the 1970s, and Australia found that effective fencing can reduce those deaths by 80 percent.

Followed the judicial authorities of the U.S. case, the best rules require four sides of the rift with the closure of determination, the gates self-closing three sides of the walls with sliding glass doors on the fourth side a little bit to do good, according to Ballesteros Mick doctor of epidemiology at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta Center for injuries.

Ballesteros cites indirect factors in the low incidence of drowning, also including: a reduction in drinking among adults, and one that cuts two ways - the children who live less active, less - cancer; mortality decreased from 4.5 to 2.5 per 100,000 for children who ranging in age from 1 to. 4; down from 4.3 to 2.5 for children aged 5 to 14.

Brenda Edwards and Lynn Rees, and researchers in monitoring the National Cancer Institute, attributed the rejection of early detection in addition to aggressive treatment of the very best medicines and chemotherapy. Leukemia and acute lymphatic leukemia in particular, and the most common form of cancer in children, and was the first crop, said Dr. Alan Wayne, director of clinical treatment of tumors in children in the National Cancer Institute.

"In the '60s, AL leukemia was considered the death penalty," said Wayne. Brain tumors and cancer, the most common the following: "Now the rates of survival five years approach 80 to 90 percent." Resulted in a fairly new surgical techniques and better radiation therapy, and Wayne said, "but the improvement was less dramatic."

- Heart disease, down from 2.6 deaths to 1.2 per 100,000 for children ages 1 to 4; down from 0.9 to 0.6 among children aged 5 to 14.

Web credits Heart "tremendous progress in the field of surgery of congenital heart disease", as well as progress in the treatment of cases and medicines to congenital heart disease on both - the most common form in children - and the heart muscle, a disease of the heart muscle.

- Pneumonia and influenza; mortality from 2.1 to 0.7 per 100,000 in children aged 1 to 4; down from 0.6 to 0.2 in children aged 5 to 14.

Dr. Joseph Bocchini, and the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, and many of the attributes this decline to the delivery of more effective flu vaccine for all children aged 6 months to 59 months, children of all ages who suffer from medical conditions potentially increased risk of influenza , such as asthma, and goes to the head of the line.

- Suffocation; death compared to 1.9 to 1.0 in 100,000 in children aged 1-4; apartment in 0.9 for children aged 5 to 14.

Led the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission the way with campaigns to reduce the width between the slides in the family, and not to encourage the family soft for infants and encourage parents to put babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sudden infant death.

- Firearms; deaths, down from 0.7 to 0.3 per 100,000 in children aged 1 to 4; down from 1.6 to 0.7 in children aged 5 to 14.

Since 1989.18 state passed the child to prevent the arrival of the laws that require secure the weapon and secure storage tanks to store arms, but only in the state of Florida and California - two of the three states in which to punish violations of a felony - was the law a statistically significant impact on the rate of child mortality, according to a study conducted in 2006.

Peter Ham, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence, based in Washington suspect that improvements in trauma care to victims of fire helped reduce mortality as well.

Rachel Parsons, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, and gives credibility to the education program in the country, gun safety for children, "Eddie Eagle", which began in 1988, also credits NRA gun safe storage educational programs for adults.

- Falls; mortality decreased from 0.9 to 0.3 per 100,000 for children ages 1 to 4; down from 0.3 to 0.1 for children ages 5 to 14.

Is most fatal to children is from the windows of the apartment. New York rate dropped 96 percent after the health department in the city in 1979 required that the owners of multifamily buildings that included incumbents who have children under the age of 11 to provide window guards, including $ 3. Other urban areas the same.


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