It’s always seen that these two terms are interwoven. Poor places are always said to be in environments that make their health poor. Poor places are associated with adverse and unfavorable living conditions. With deprivations that bring about contaminations, hunger, isolation, and unemployment, people think the fact that poor people live in these places, kills them. But it is just mainly because of segregation. Their residences aren’t huge, so they can easily be sparked to livelihood.
Ill-health is a crisis in indigent places because of the results of deprivation named above. It’s always common to hear from poor people, consequences and begs of what they’ll do to curb a particular illness rather than what they’ll do to prevent it. To most of these people, their families cling on one person for survival, either the mother or the father, and by bad luck, if they get sick all their livelihoods come to a halt, and this is very devastating.
To improve their health deprivations and living standards, there should be a broad understanding of their environmental framework. Ill-health is their optimal downward slide trigger that increases their poverty levels and hinders them profoundly from escaping it. This, when addressed, offers a very significant well-laid platform to act as a passage out of poverty. Health increases wealth and productivity among individuals.
Processes of making policies should incorporate health as the main focus on improving poor people’s living standards. Progresses to poverty reduction always prove challenging because other reasons for tackling the issue are always prioritized apart from health or sometimes health-considerations included as by-products and not primary focuses. This can be done through many ways like an equal distribution of economic growth benefits. Tackling inequalities that arise from social imbalance and economic inconsideration can also be very helpful in addressing their health conditions.
Another stride that can be used to address their health drawbacks is making sure that their public health amenities are revitalized. General services offered to the poor people should be improved. Things like clean water, healthy food, fresh drinks and adequate sanitation should be provided. This can be done by ministries of health who are better off addressing the dockets they’ve assigned to offer public services to impoverished regions. Although they are required to provide these services to the general public, they should also bear in mind the areas that amply need these services.
Health systems are also required to give adequate services to the poor and maintain a streak of no impoverishments because they’ve failed in their record to provide services to where they are needed the most. These health services should also be affordable as they are made attainable to the poor. An innovation of how they can conveniently be disbursed should be taken into measure because with this then their qualities and standards will be ascertained too.