|Posted by [email protected] on August 1, 2011 at 12:06 AM||comments (0)|
Why aboriginal healthcare remains a big issue Asgovernments worldwide work to improve the healthcare of their citizens,some countries are making a particular effort to target underserved andmarginalized indigenous populations that have traditionally been amongthe most deprived.
No matter where they live in the world, the groups share manycharacteristics, including higher suicide rates, elevated rates ofsubstance abuse and generally poorer health compared with thenon-indigenous population.
In Australia, the Northern Territory Emergency Response, or NTER,aims to tackle these issues as part of a larger programme covering morethan 500 Aboriginal communities. Launched in 2007, the programme coversa range of initiatives affecting indigenous Australians from housing toeducation to welfare issues, but the key focus of the NTER's healthinterventions is child health checks. The health initiative accountsfor A$183m of the A$1.2bn that has been allocated to NTER interventions.
The Australian government had previously earmarked funding for childhealth checks for all indigenous children in 2005, aiming tostandardize screening tools and provide funding for primary caredoctors to screen all children up to 14 years old, according to MarionHaas, deputy director of the Centre for Health Economics Research andEvaluation at the University of Technology, Sydney.
A preliminary government report on the first 15 months of the NTERprogramme to October 2008 found that medical staff had carried out morethan 12,000 child health checks, covering some 74% of the eligiblepopulation. Public health officials were able to identify a number ofrisk factors affecting the target population, including the fact that75% of children lived in households with a smoker, that 73% of childrenless than one year were at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome owingto bed-sharing, that 43% of children had at least one type of oralhealth condition and that 38% had a history of recurring chestinfections.
As a result of the checks, officials referred 69% of children for atleast one type of follow-up service, with 35% receiving a dentalreferral and 39% being directed to a primary healthcare clinic.
Other countries with large native populations are also looking toclose gaps between their health outcomes and that of the generalpopulation. Canada’s blueprint on Aboriginal Health, a ten-year actionplan to improve the health and quality of life of indigenouspopulations, emerged from two separate Canadian First Ministers’meetings between 2005 and 2006, one of which included the leaders offive national Aboriginal organisations. The American Academy ofPediatrics has a Committee on Native American Child Health developingpolicies and programmes and monitoring legislation affecting NativeAmerican child health. In Russia, the Northwest Public Health ResearchCenter in St. Petersburg is looking at setting up health monitoringprogrammes for indigenous populations in northern Russian, working withgroups such as the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) toidentify the extent of toxic effects on the local population frompollution in the Arctic region.
In southern Philippines however, primitive traditional cult is also until present time the first preference in delivering health care. Primary health care of the Philippine government is suspended due to insufficient medical team to facilitate medical services in the region. no choice for the native folks but to go on their primitive way of dealing with health care, though hundred miles separated them from the town proper. Some folklore are suffering from cult related syndrome while some are engaging to black magic rituals to eliminate curses which they believed the roots of their ailment.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM||comments (0)|
After the partial solar Eclipse on July 1st, Venus - meeting with Uranus, Chiron, Pluto and Jupiter between 6-9th July will allow emotional healing begin for all of us. You may find that you are particually busy, even burdened at the moment, but this phase will start to make sense as slowly and surely the debris will start to clear. The energy of this phase will help you to clarify, cleanse and assist you in reaching your true potential. To make the most of July, let go and allow your intuition guide you to make the changes you may now need to make.
Meanwhile, the Middle East Nation in Egypt was again under political wavering on street protest, rallied to another epiode of sentiments for democracy of unknown cause. Syria has attacked in response to their mutinied plans, the US & France embassies. With the magnet of the solar eclipse, it brought however severe famine & drought to Somalia, which glitters independence to South Sudan, the so long border of intuitive democracy, now the newest member of world nation.
In the Philippine Republic, peace process is underway still with all the measures supported by the government and administration of Pres. Noy Aquino towards christians & muslims community. An association called Southern Philippine Movement for Unity & Development Association (SPMUDA) Inc. is the key medium working with the government to build bridge in the light of christians & muslims for unity, peace, prosperity & development. The group has the widest variety of menus for peace process which have a multi sectoral link both local & international.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 4, 2011 at 8:42 AM||comments (0)|
The entry of New moon along month of July by year 2011 has a strong magnet for those who were born on themonthof February, October & December. If you falls with these months,your tarot advises you not to travel away from the city or even at home more than 5 kilometers run. Warning signs for travellersdue to a strong magnet is vehicular accident and robbery.
However, for people living the south east pacific, a big rains is awaiting and floods is inevitable. People of this vibrations arenotadvised to eat much salty foods for they will be attaracted by Sodium syndrome characteristically with hypertension, kidney disease, liver dysfunction and hyper natrimia.
Politics in thePhilippines will be astonished by partisans, mutineers will strikes again along Southern regions. A food poisoning is likely tohappened before the month of July ended while oil prices will strike up again twice from the previous hike.
Coast of Mumbai, India will show some devastations in living due to sudden weather disturbance. There shall be an appearance on politickings 20% changes from old political covenant and will experience of bombings blasted within the territory. A very known public server is endangered of his sickness causing him to vanished.