WHO and the Millennium Development Goals

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Subject Area:Nursing

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The importance of the MDGs is to deliver the more than one billion individuals who currently operate in severe poverty. This paper will discuss the eradication of and its importance as one of the MDGs. The first objective is the elimination of hunger and acute poverty. Recent developments in this millennium development target have witnessed the level of hungry people in the world decrease to less than a billion, which is still unacceptably high. The millennium development targets under this goal are listed as; to attain resonant and beneficial employment, including satisfactory jobs for both men and women. 7% from 1990 to 2015 (Nath, 2011). The health pandemics currently experienced by India’s needy population are the culmination of many issues associated with poverty. The population residing in poor neighborhoods are disconnected from modern healthy lifestyles like the access to toilets.

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One definite highlight for India stated in the UN findings points the reduction in illiteracy levels from 40% to 20% between 1990 and 2010. Net National Factor has expanded five times, and per capita spending has doubled from 15 to 30 percent. Nurses play the role of leaders, guides, advocates, and providing primary care in the society (Amieva & Ferguson, 2012). The nursing profession is immensely linked to social equity advocacy and is shown by the contribution of nurse advocates such as Margaret Sanger and Florence Nightingale. Many of the nursing codes encourage political movement and support. Nurses have the right to force current governments to institute viable economic stimulus packages that will ensure poverty is reduced. Nurses have a common perception regarding human life and have more to provide to the issue of world hunger.

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Health disparities are the discrepancies in the health condition of variant divisions of people. Different classifications of people have alleviated rates of particular conditions, and more suffering and deaths from them, while others do not (Lomazzi et al 2014). The stated groups can be regarding race, ethnicity, migration status, gender, geography or income. Although the term disparity is used to describe the above groups, many views of inequality prevail in the United States, especially in health. It is, therefore, critical to acknowledge the effects of social risk factors on the health results of particular populations. Alternatively, they are the group that is more likely to engage more in alcohol and drug usage activities. Confronting the social determinants of healthcare has been noted by the United States government’s Healthy People 2020 scheme and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.

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On the side of nursing, they also play an essential role because they promote care for the underserved and vulnerable populations. The first strategy would be to rely on cultural competency to solve the problem (Thornton, 2016). Cultural skill can assist in many dimensions by helping discriminated people overcome barriers that act as roadblocks to their constitutionally-enshrined right of getting better care. On the other end, the article has highlighted the two strategies that nurses can use to reduce health disparities experienced by the black population. Therefore, attainment of higher education and advocacy in nursing are needed in the attaining of the first MDG. References Amieva, S. , & Ferguson, S. Moving forward: nurses are key to achieving the United Nations Development Program's Millennium Development Goals.

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