Health Care Issues in Diverse Communities

Poverty is not pre-specified for people as in who would be the poor person or group; nevertheless, there are ‘chances’ on which a certain group or groups can lie under the category of poverty.

The groups that are most likely to find themselves living in poverty can be those who are part of the labor class that basically deals with the agricultural sector of a country or livestock sector. Another group can be of those who work in an ‘informal’ sector of a country that works around the tasks such as, cutting grass, knife sharpening, trash pickers, etc.

These people originally do no belong to the urban sector but come from rural areas where they do not get enough opportunity to work on anything.

Another type of group that may come under such poverty is of minorities. In many countries, minorities are neglected and are not given the rights as they must be provided with; moreover, this group may also include those people who either migrated from another country or came here to have a better living, but facing the opposite.

Since these poor people do not have a proper place to live, access to clear, drinkable water, electricity, and other necessities; therefore, they are likely to face several health problems.

They might be victimized by several diseases such as, diarrhea, malaria, hepatitis, etc.; after which they do not get sufficient medication for that, since it is almost impossible for them to afford the ever increasing prices of medicines and other food stuff. Diseases keep on increasing due to the unawareness among them that is why it is normally seen that people living under poverty line often are victimized by polio.


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