The world is suffering from several problems, and these problems are common in the developing as well as in the developed world. Such as Julian Cribb has described in, ‘The Coming Famine’ that there is a problem global food shortage prevailing in the world. The resources of high demand such as land, water, technology, knowledge, and energy are depleting that is effecting the economic growth (Cribb, 2010). Similarly, the spread of the infectious diseases is also a global problem that has disturbed the countries worldwide. The advent of the novel infections and diseases and there-emergence of the previous infections has troubled the developed as well as developing communities of the world. This has paved the way to the emergence of new crisis associated with the health.
However, a few years back, there was a sense of the optimism that has helped in the eradication of the infectious diseases such as smallpox, poliomyelitis, leprosy, guinea worm disease; neonatal taetanus and the Chagas disease were eliminated. More and more children were immunized, and antimicrobial drugs have played an effective role in the controlling of several infectious diseases. But, in the recent years, the optimism is, however, converted into the serious complacency, which is costing the lives of millions of people each year. In this regard, the struggle for controlling such infections has reached a crucial stage, these infections are becoming out of control (Tatem, Rogers & Hay, 2006). More than 740 million infectious diseases occur each year (Harris, 2013). The infectious diseases are considered as the leading cause of the death, it is taking the lives of about 52 million every year across the globe, and among them 9 million are the young children (Dando, Klement, Negut, & Pearson, 2002). Overall, it accounts for about 33% the deaths in the world and still there are 5.72 billion individuals that are at the risk of developing several infectious diseases. The diseases such as cholera is again becoming prevalent in most of the regions of the world, while some diseases have become completely pessimistic, tuberculosis that is regarded as the worst enemy is, however, is emerging again with its ferociousness. Furthermore, the role of the agents responsible for causing infections is becoming more obvious in causing cancer.
The emerging and the new diseases having spontaneous pathogen spread are posing threats to the human health. Additionally, the new diseases comprise of the lethal fungal, viral and bacterial infection, such as AIDS, which is caused by Human Immunodeficiency virus i.e., HIV virus. Furthermore, in most of the cases the sources of such infections are unknown, and their reason for emergence is also not known. There is no particular treatment available for such infectious diseases. The Global warming is also a major factor for the spread of the infectious diseases (Khasnis & Nettleman, 2005).
The antibiotic resistance in the hospitals has threatened to leave the public health and medical workers nearly helpless in order to treat or prevent these infections. Most of the powerful antibiotics are, however, rendered as impotent. This is occurring, because there are fewer new drugs available in order to replace those drugs that have lost their efficiency and effectiveness. For supremacy contest, the microbes are increasing and running ahead. Further, they are becoming out of control as the gap between the mutation ability of the microbes, and the ability of the man in order to counter the microbes is widening (Blaster, 2014). The discovery of the antibiotics, the vaccine development, introduction and awareness of the sanitation measures of the environment that is coupled with increased understanding of the epidemiology of the infectious diseases, but all are appearing as the ineffective weapons in the protection and the fight for the health of individuals.
Moreover, the re-emergence of the infectious diseases is a threat and warning for the progress that is achieved so far for the global security in the prosperity and health, and the preventive measures will be wasted if the policies concerning development are not formulated, and the commitments are not implemented at the national as well as international level. Infectious diseases however include those occurring in the tropical areas, such as dengue, hemorrhage, etc more common in the developing world, to the diseases that are found worldwide including hepatitis, and those that are transmitted sexually such as AIDS/HIV, the food borne diseases, which influence a large number of people in the rich and poor nations of the world. The prevention and the control of the infectious disease, however, depend on the breakage of the transmission of chains. There are estimations that it will be possible to control some of the diseases in the near future, and in this regard, the public health measures such as immunization programs at the global level, and other interventions are also playing their role. Further, leprosy can be eliminated by lowering it occurrence to a lower level.
My organization i.e., Music for Minors, in this regard can be very beneficial. It can offer remarkable services in this regard. The organization is promoting education via music. It is, however, playing an important role in sharing their love with the music with thousands of children at the elementary schools. The organization is playing an effective role in developing the music literacy and sensitivity in children, in enhancing the appreciation and the enjoyment of music in children, enabling the children to get benefit from the musical education experience, and is helping the schools for fulfilling the requirements of the music education. So, in this regards, awareness can be created via songs in the children about the infectious diseases, and their preventive measures can be conveyed to them. Such music and songs can be developed and sung that help the children to understand the meaning of the infectious diseases, and how to protect their selves from such infections in order to live a healthy life.
Since, the organization provide variety of the musical experience to children, and also allows participation in several musical facets such as singing of songs, dance, movements, musical games, and the use of the musical instruments. Further, the organization can conduct small shows in which children are allowed for participation and they present skids relating to the spread of the infectious diseases, and the methods for controlling them, and taking preventive actions against them, so that the children get to know that the prevention is much better than the cure. They can also organize quizzes, and prize distribution ceremonies in the schools, and can ask questions from the children about the infectious diseases, and award prizes to the winners, who succeeded in providing the right answers, and for the encouragement of other children sweets and chocolates can be given to them for their appreciation, and for their encouragement of being the part of the quiz. This will improve the learning, skills, mental capability, knowledge, awareness, and the confidence of the individuals. Ultimately, they become aware of the harmful infections, and take preventive measures in order to remain far away from such infections.
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Tatem, A.J., Roger, D.J., & Hay, S.I. (2006). Global Transport Networks and Infectious Disease Spread. Advances In Parasitology, 62, 293–343
Khasnis, Atul A., & Nettleman, Mary D. (2005). Global Warming and Infectious Disease. Archives of Medical Research, 36, 689–696
Blaster, Martin. (2014). Missing Microbes: How Killing Bacteria Creates Modern Plagues. Oneworld Publications, London
Harris, Linda M. (2013). Health and the New Media: Technologies Transforming Personal and Public Health. Routledge, New York.
. Dando, Malcolm R., Klement, Cyril., Negut, Marian., & Pearson, G.S. (2002). Maximising the Security and Development Benefits from the Biological and Toxin Weapons. Kluwer Academic Publishers, USA