Holistic Strategies Are Needed!

July 14, 2016

The scourge of epidemics in the developing world has meant that the international community has sought to develop holistic strategies in the fight against them. This means that traditional methods are insufficient to achieve critical success. The goal is to focus on preventive approaches because this can be cost effective. A reactive approach towards epidemics can overwhelm the poor healthcare systems of developing countries. The goal of such strategies is to create an integrated approach that can deliver tangible results in terms of health outcomes with the focus on innovation and reliability.

Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets

Insecticidal nets are being distributed because they can be used to repel insects that cause diseases in people. These nets are treated with insecticides that can help to achieve the goals. The Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) are being employed in various parts of the world. These nets can be used for three years. The insecticides need to be sprayed once more after the time period of three years. This is very cost effective as it acts as a cheap method to fight many diseases that are treatable.

The success of fighting diseases will only occur when there is mass production of such nets. This is one component of the fight against epidemics. The long term strategy should be use combination of multiple approaches in the fight against different diseases. The restructuring of local healthcare systems together with awareness and training is critical for combating the treatable diseases. All types of resources must be present in order to achieve the critical goals within short time. The Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets should be available for the poor segments of the world.


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