University of Alicante – Day 5

Today was our last day of HIS course. During the morning we were in VistaHermosa hospital. The day started at 10 o’clock, so we had plenty of time to sleep.

VistaHermosa Hospital
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University of Alicante- Day 3

It has been a warm, sunny day in Alicante again. The day started the same way as every other day, by putting sunscreen on… and we all know how much work that is! After that we where ready to head to the University of Alicante for lectures. The first lecture of the day was about social responsibility, taken by Dr Diana Gill.

Dr Gill delivering her presentation
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University of Alicante – Day 1

We arrived at the University on Monday at around 11.30 am and met our fellow students and teachers. Our professor Manuel welcomed us in the auditorium in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Meeting with the whole group for the first time
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Zero hunger: a reality or an illusion?

According to the World Food Program (WFP) 821 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That is about one in nine people on earth. Even more one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition. The consequence is worse on children. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five, that is, 3.1 million children each year (World Food Program, 2018). In a world characterized by disturbing rate of hunger, especially in most developing countries, one of the fundamental sustainable development goals has been to combat hunger through zero hunger. The question here is, is zero hunger really something we can achieve in today’s world or is it just an illusion?

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The elderly population and discrimination in the global health

According to International Population Report 2015, elderly people make up of 8.5 percent (617 millions) of global population, the age range of 65 and over. Elderly population is rapidly growing in our world population. Due to their richness of life experiences and wisdom, they are one of the pivotal groups in our population, and most of them are politically active voting in political elections in Finland. However, there is a lack of enough workforce to work in caring of elderly people in Finland. The Finnish local news says that elderly people are having a hard time receiving care from health professionals since there is not enough nurses for them. By contemplating with the fact that there is not enough workforce for elderly people, we may have many questions such as “Is there any stereotyping ideas against elderly?” “If so, do people think critically about those stereotyping like they usually think critically about the stereotype against gender, sex and human rights?”

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Bringing quality education to developing countries

The world through the United Nations committed itself to achieving several goals for defended international development. Most of the goals were aimed at improving the developing or third world particularly. The goals were also around socio-economic development such as education for all, poverty elimination and acceptable basic health standards for all by 2020. Resources, finances, time and skills have been contributed towards the fulfillment of these aspirations particularly by leaders of developed economies. The goals were also unique in that they had to be ‘sustainable’ or they had to be maintained at a certain level, to be upheld and by all signatories. They are not just events but would have lifelong transformative power to the social fabrics of the globe.

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Below the breadline

It might be a surprise for many that United Kingdom is battling serious problems with children living in poverty. Currently 4.5 million children are living in poverty, which means that more than one in four children are affected by it. Living in poverty is harmful for children and it damages life chances and childhoods. The situation is expected to get worse in the future and more and more children will live below the breadline. How can this be possible and what could be done to help?

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