Social Injustice Is Destructive

February 4th, 2012 by Rosemary
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Social injustice kills many people, concludes the report by the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, WHO. This document is intended that the design of economic and social policies, governments take into account the impact on health inequalities generated. Experts say that eight out of ten premature deaths due to heart disease or stroke and more than half of cancerous tumors could be prevented through healthy lifestyles. But health depends not only on biology. Not everyone has an income, education or an appropriate environment to choose. Remember that a good part of humanity lives on less than two dollars a day.

People in poverty, subjected to a precarious and poorly paid work, or living in slums and polluted, they see their behavior influenced by social factors, not matters of personal lifestyle. Seeing a healthy diet and regular physical activity may not be within reach. A 80% of people who died last year from cardiovascular disease lived in countries with medium or low income. They also live in poor countries 80% of diabetics world. In countries like Mozambique, have to walk half an hour to get water that often cause infections. You drink or eat what you can contrary. The result of water-borne diseases is not only the lack of antibiotics but by dirty, the source of heart disease is not only the lack of coronary care units, but the lifestyle of the population, which is shaped by the environments in which they live, obesity is not because of personal service, but by the excess availability of foods rich in fat indicates the poor health commission.

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