HLTC23H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Substance Abuse, It Takes A Village, Health System

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LECTURE SIX
Social Factors:
Religion, etc.
Upstream Determinants
Malaria risk ULTIMATE FACTORS
o Environmental change
o Economic inequality
o Political economy
o Health care systems
o Global health care research
Structural violence : a corruption of social structure, violent because social inequality, like racism
or gender inequality
o Everyone innately part of this by living in society
o Big ultimate factor in shit
Malaria risk - PROXIMATE:
o Actual plasmodium mosquito, etc.
PowerPoint summarizes the readings. Read the slides if not the articles.
Child labour
Most productive activity of children (production of commodities for market)
Excludes the activities of children 12 yrs and older who are working only a few hours a week)
2002 246 million kids in hazardous conditions, without protections (over 127.3 mil in Asia
Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa)
Boys slightly outnumber girls in most hazardous conditions
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Right for survival
Right to develop to the fullest potential
Right to protection from abuse, neglect and exploitation
Right to participate in family, cultural and social life
o Not signed by Somalia (no government) and the US
There is always an ultimate factor, generally a government issue thing
SAP often resulted in higher cost of living. They led to cuts in social spending and education. They
increased in privatization and shit.
WHO: nurturant qualities of the environments where children grow up
o IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD DUDE
o ECD = reflection of larger societies, their social success and such
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