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Heath and Development in Nations of the South

This paper proposes that health; like education, efficient political and cultural systems; is an essential component of a nation’s social and economic development. One benefit of efficient health systems is the creation and maintenance of a productive work force. People of working age should be healthy and able to contribute to their nation’s Gross Domestic Product from the time they become employed to their retirement. It is hoped that at retirement, they would have saved enough to take care of themselves in old age. Nations of the South are considered to be the less developed nations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia.

Development is a process that is complex; that is, it comprises several major facets. Among them are social, economic or socioeconomic, cultural, political and technological advancements. It implies much more than growth in Gross National Product per capita, an indicator of economic growth or decline. In this paper, development implies improvements in a country’s ability to become more self-reliant in health, health care and health technology and in the production of expertly trained and skilled health professionals. In general, development suggests that countries have escaped from dependency and underdevelopment. In other words, they can produce most of what they need and use. Their industrial systems are so efficient that they export surplus at competitive prices.

Small island developing nations must do more to improve the quality of life of their populations. Quality of life is measured by the attainment and sustenance of good health. Good health is defined as a state of freedom from communicable and chronic non-communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and diabetes respectively. Self-reliant health systems and good health can be attained through citizen education, investment in health technology and medical innovation, and investment in health professionals.

Citizen education requires significant shifts in cultural attitudes to health and wellness. It requires stringent and successful public- private sector partnerships to change citizens’ health beliefs and perceptions. Effective health education should develop innovative means to stimulate a culture of evidence based practices in personal health care. Citizens must take responsibility for their primary health care and must use observations of their health challenges to identify potential solutions. In Trinidad, one example is that people should become aware, autonomously, that proper disposal of hazardous household and industrial wastes will reduce or prevent the onset of aliments of the airways and lungs such as asthma and emphysema.

A nation should become adept in producing health technology to meet its health care needs. Medical research should go so far as to identify and treat indigenous diseases and health challenges. This will be accomplished if appropriate medical technologies are developed and utilized locally. Nations states like Trinidad and Tobago will attain greater development through the provision of well-funded programs in the production of world leading conventional and alternative medicines using locally developed technology. This can lead to the development of medical tourism that will earn needed foreign exchange. The point is that in Trinidad and Tobago much more innovation is necessary to become health sufficient.

It is palpable for small nations to develop their health professionals by providing diverse medical training facilities. Teaching hospitals should be able to deliver advanced and specialist programs in all health related fields. This will reduce brain drain by providing opportunity for health professionals to acquire advanced training in their home country. As a result migration to more developed countries to become specialist surgeons and physicians will become the exception, not the norm.

It is critical for small island nation states to prioritize health care. They must consider the opportunity cost of forgoing the creation of a healthy society and an advanced indigenous health care industry. Leaders of less developed countries must adopt holistic health policies to develop efficient and effective health systems that can match and surpass systems in more developed nations such as the United Kingdom and the United States.

Why You Must Drink Your Urine Often

To some of us, urine is a waste product that must be removed from our system as soon as possible or else, there could be danger.

If you think urine is waste, then you have every right under the sun to your views and I have not right whatsoever to force or cajole you to accept any opinion to the contrary.

Also, there are people out there who hold the views that urine has health benefits and cures many sicknesses and diseases.

The views of these people should also be acknowledged and respected for they too have a right.

But, let me tell you a short story. Three months ago, a close friend had what the doctors described as a terminal disease.

He spent fortunes in desperate search for cure and yet no healing in sight.

The wife jumped from one hospital to the other in Lagos, Nigeria and there was no success.

She visited churches within and outside Lagos and fasted for days so that God will heal the husband. Yet, no miraculous healings.

When I made out time from my busy schedules as a practicing journalist to visit him in hospital, my friend told me in confident that he is fed up with life.

I paused for few minutes in meditation and the message I received was that my friend should start urine therapy and drink his own urine often.

But, when I told my friend, he thought I have gone mad and actually said so. I wished him well and left the hospital.

Three weeks after, my beloved friend called to inform me that after days of soul searching and based on online findings on urine therapy, he has decided to give it a try. I wished him.

After drinking his urine daily for two months, my friend called on Monday to tell me rather excitedly that his health has improved appreciably.

He told me that medical tests conducted on him in recent times showed that he was returning back to life from the grave.

Again, I wish him well and silently thanked God and the cosmic masters.

Take it or leave it, I know urine is water of life. It cures many sicknesses and diseases and I advise you to give it a try.

Cancer, bacterial, viral, fungal infections, autoimmune disease, acne and other skin problems, cleansing of blood, promotion of healthy heart, relieve sting and burning wound, Keep young skin, relieve constipation and calm nerves are some of the diseases and sicknesses that could be cured by urine.