Health care is the topic chosen for this discussion because it is an issue affecting the real world

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Health care is the topic chosen for this discussion because it is an issue affecting the real world. Therefore, healthcare today focuses on the accessibility and the quality of the services offered to the patients. The four primary areas of interest in a healthcare facility are service integration, where most people do not get access to the services provided in hospitals. Also, there is service quality since most of the institutions do not have enough resources that can be used to address the issue affecting the patients. Currently, there is the emergence of the global pandemic that has hit many countries differently. As such, it is a precise measure of the poor state of the various healthcare centres. Most countries need to learn from the pandemic and rectify their area of weaknesses. Also, the patients are not in a position of purchasing drugs because the cost is high, thus making the higher social class group in the community have an advantage over the others since they can afford the medication.

Insight of the Concepts

The concepts that help elaborate health care as the real issue is the report provided by the WHO as the challenges affecting the health sector and these factors are likely to affect the world even in the next decade if proper measures are not taken into considerations. The primary concepts include health care equity amongst the people where there is an uneven distribution of access to health care services (Ose et al., 2017). There is also access to treatments in that most people globally are not able to access healthcare services. Another concept is the health care delivery in areas that are considered to have crisis and conflicts. Another problem is the climate crisis that has caused a significant implication on the healthcare sector.

According to Franklin and Schneeweiss (2017), there is also the issue of preventing the infectious disease and every time it emerges, affecting the population negatively. Many health care facilities are not able to offer treatment o their patients, especially for these infectious diseases. From the world’s experience now, one clear thing is that the health care industry is unprepared for a pandemic outbreak such as the current COVID-19 (Berger et al., 2017). There is the issue of underinvestment in the health workers, and therefore, most of them cannot take care of the patients. These concepts give insight into health care issue globally. It is because the pictures show what problems are faced in the health care sector.

Explanation of the Concepts

A report from WHO in 2019 shows that the countries that were experiencing crisis and conflicts had many cases of disease outbreak compared to their counterparts. When conflicts arise, the healthcare practitioners are killed in the process. The number of left managing the healthcare sector reduces thus, being overwhelmed by the care the people needs, and it negatively affects the results. Also, conflicts divert the government’s attention from providing resources for health care to shifting their minds into fighting and calming the situation.

Another issue is health care equity. Across the various socio-economic groups, there are considerable disparities in the quality of care that people receive when they are in healthcare facilities, making it an issue globally because people would not get equal attention (Webster, 2020). Report from WHO shows that the age difference between those who are having high income and those who have low income is about 18 years, an indication of how the healthcare sector needs to have considered as a significant problem that needs to be addressed to ensure that people have equal access to health care services.

Another concept is access to treatment in a health care facility. Only a third of the people globally do not get access to essential health products such as vaccines, diagnosis, and other forms of medications (Berger et al., 2017). It is no doubt that limitations to access to such medication cause a threat to the healthcare facility. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that as many people as possible need to get access to these services to help improve people’s health.

Another issue is seen in infectious disease prevention. Therefore, it is an issue that has encroached on the health care sector as they cannot entirely prevent diseases like HIV and STDs that has killed a significant amount of people (Franklin & Schneeweiss, 2017). There is a need to develop vaccines that can be used to prevent the disease and ensure that the people are living well as they take their medications to avoid the viruses from attacking their bodies. Lack of preparedness is another issue that needs to be addressed because pandemic disease like COVID-19 has killed many people.


It is evident that the key issue affecting society globally is the health care issue since it affects all the countries, and there is a need to join hands in addressing the issue. Also, the more significant problem is equitability. Therefore, there is a need for government in different states to come up with programs that will help address this issue in-depth and ensure that people receive equal services and of similar quality when they attend health care facility. Prevention programs can also be put in place to ensure that epidemic preparedness is in place every time the government deals with emerging ailments like the current COVID-19.


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