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According to the Word Health Organization a definition of health is that it is a state of complete physical mental and social well-beingSo health is as much a social as a biological issueOn the other hand Kleinman1988 suggests that illness refers to how sick person and members of the family or wider social network perceive live with and respond to symptoms and disability But it is obvious that health in low-income countries differs from the health in high-income countriesAccording to statistics in low-income countries 1 billion people around the world suffer from serious illnesses due to provertyThe reason that people suffer and die from illnessesand especially children whos organism is not very strong are the poor sanitation and malnutritionThis is because people eat one kind of food and in little quantities and also the sanitary drinking water which is as important as having a balanced dietA century ago in Europe there were diseases such as influenza pneumonia and tuberculosis which remained popular reasons of death in low-income countriesAll these should not be happening because we contemplate the 21st century where people have develop the technology and all countries should have a satisfactory health system which must make people capable of working productively and participating actively in the social life of the community in which they liveThe aim of World Health Organisation is to ensure in all nations a safe access to sanitary facilities water immunisation against major infection and offer local health care In contrast with low-income countries in high-income countries chronic illnesses such as heart diseases and cancer are limited only in elderly peopleThat is because these countries are highly developed in technology and they can offer a satisfactory health system to its own citizens An example of low-income countries is in AfricaThe periodic famine is very popular in Africa where children suffer and dieBecause of poverty children suffer by the mass media appear bloated while others seem to have shrivelled to little more
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