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14
Dec
11

Whats next

The AIDS/Malaria problem is far from finished and as we know it will take many years, longer than our lifetimes, to completely put an end to these problems

In the 2000 summit, the U.N defined this goal by saying that their goal was to reverse the spread of these diseases by 2015. As this goal is simply unachievable we must instead look at improving the goal at  summit that the U.N will be holding in 2015 so that it may be solved by 2030. The U.N. must now look at re-evaluating and re-assessing these goals so that they may be achievable in the future.

However this in not the end of the problem. The MDG clearly said “to combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases. Other diseases include things like Tuberculosis, Typhoid and pretty much every cancer known to man. These diseases continue to affect people everyday in both developing and developed countries. They will be problems to solve in the future and will pose challenges to be met for many years to come.

References:

www.un.org

and myself 🙂

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14
Dec
11

Malaria, a Culmination

When I began this blog i believed that MDG#6 was most important because of its global effects and the human lives that it was costing. Malaria for me at the start was the smaller of the two listed diseases and the one that i thought i would pay less attention to. In that aspect I was wrong.

Malaria, as i have come to realize is just as big of a deal as AIDS itself. Of course as with AIDS I did still have a goal in mind and once again my goal was to inform, but this time to also spread a greater awareness of what the disease really is and the true complications behind it. I believe that here to i have achieved my purpose because I once again believe that everyone who has read my posts haas learned something new about malaria and has become more aware of its implications.

The topics that i have covered with Malaria include:

– What it is

– How it is transferred

– Its global effects

– Its local effects

– Proactive people supporting the goal

– Organizations supporting the goal

– Our individual impacts

– Technology

– And the future of the disease

I believe that since the start of the blog my opinions on the matter of Malaria have in fact changed greatly as i no longer consider it as less of a deadly of threatening disease than AIDS. I still do believe, as i did from the start however that It is a major problem in our world today that needs to be solved. I believe that as a student i have learned much from this blog and that i have added greatly to my current scientific knowledge. I leave the main topic of this blog with a new view on our MDG’s and a newfound interest in this goal in particular that i believe will remain for years to come.

14
Dec
11

AIDS, a Culmination

At the beginning of this blog I summarized why i believed that this MDG#6 was the most important of all the MDG’s. I believed that it was the most important because AIDS was a world pandemic and that it was a major problem that the world needed to take on to be solved.

Throughout each topic that i decided to post I had a single unifying goal in mind. To inform. My purpose, as I see it, was to inform whoever sees this blog about AIDS and the problems and hardships that it causes worldwide. I believe that i have achieved my purpose because i believe that everyone who has read this blog has learned something and took away something of value that can put toward the future.

In this blog so far i have covered the topics (on AIDS) of:

– How it works

– What it does

– How it affects the world

– How it affects one country in general

– People who are fighting for a change

– Corporations that are looking towards change

– How we as individuals can make a difference in the world

– How technology helps us in our struggle to find a cure

– And how AIDS will look in the future

Personally I believe that i have learned a lot myself about this MDG that i never knew before and i believe that my opinions of the MDG and its importance have only grown stronger since the start of this blog. In relation to my science knowledge i believe that i have grown much in my general attitude towards AIDS and in my general know how of the subject. Finally I believe that there is:

 

04
Dec
11

MDG #6

MDG # 6  to combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases is what i believe to be the most important of the MDG’s. I have chosen to use this MDG as my topic because it is a rising issue in the world that is most prominent in third world countries. This goal is related to science and technology because it deals with many different scientists and virologists around the world who are striving to find a cure. They use the chemical and biological data from the viruses to develop treatments and lasting cures to these diseases. This research then also relates to our own science 10 course (biology and chemistry units)

In 2000 the United Nations held the millennium summit where all world leaders present adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration. This declaration contained the millennium development goals to be solved by 2015 including the goal to combat HIV/AIDS. The goals finer terms are as follows:

Target 6A: To have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

Target 6B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it.

Target 6C: To have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:                

1.  www.un.org

11
Oct
11

Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s)

MDG’s or millenium development goals are a set of checkpoints that the U.N. has placed for the international community to complete by the year 2015. There are 8 goals listed so far and all are an international work in progress, focusing mainly problems in poverty stricken and developing countries. Furthermore, achieving these goals will lead to world economic and environmental prosperity.

The 8 goals are as follows:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

2. Achieve Universal Primary education

3. Promote Gender equality and empower women

4. Reduce child mortality

5. Improve maternal health

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

7. Ensure environmental sustainability

8. Develop a global partnership for development.

The goal that I feel is the most important is goal #6