Ebola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty Crisis
Ebola is now a virus that is spreading in guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dorcas was contaminated with the virus through her parents, her mother came from the clinic after a long day herself helping patients with Ebola. She had to take care of her parents and younger siblings until their last days and herself getting sick. She is now a survivor of the sickness. Dorcas had to go back home and now is in charge of her younger siblings with only 10$ worth of rice and oil, she then tells her story. She tells everyone that " I got Ebola out of love and now I have to fend for myself and I don't know if I can ever go back to school". Having Ebola is just the first challenge that residents have to face. The countries have to face with lack of functioning health care systems and as well with economic and social aftereffects. The health is not the only problem, another is the food supplies in the countries, a lack of sufficient and outright hunger are on the rise. The hardest hit by Ebola crisis as in all crises are the poorest whether in cities or remote rural communities. The people in the community don't have enough money to pay for the health services or for the medicine, getting to the health services requires hours of traveling in unpaved roads and no electricity. Many don't even trust the health centers because of ideas of what really happens in there. As now around the world there are progress to stop this deadly disease. As to hydrate the individuals to drop the percentage.
It is interesting to know what really happens in the other side of the world. Third world countries don't have the resources that are found in the United States. We have the opportunity to drink water when one feels like it, to eat, as well electricity in our homes, and clean water systems. It is sad to know that as Dorcas had to sacrifice her education in order to take care of her parents and sister who eventually died due to Ebola. Now Dorcas has to take care of her younger siblings with only 10$ worth of food. Ebola is not the only cause for many deaths in Africa, Ebola is the first step because dirty water and not enough resources are available for everyone. Poverty causes many not able to buy the medication require or not enough money to get to a health care center because it is usually a long distance in unpaved roads, and there is no electricity as well. Usually when I start to feel sick i can easily find medications around our own home. In Africa people don't have the money, there is a link between poverty and deadly diseases.