Goal 4… Reduce Child Mortality
The group chose for realm of response Afghanistan, they explain a lot about the history of this country and how they end in such a critical condition. They basically explain that in the Taliban regiment there was no health care for a woman, that’s why the rate was so high. They reported that there are 191 deaths per 1000 births; they are in second place in the world with this rate of mortality. However many new organization and policies have been created after the elimination of the Taliban’s, for example UNICEF have a immunization campaign and have help more than 5 million kids. Also, they have mobile health units and community health programs for different cities. Furthermore, they express that the best way to get out of this situation was to educate the masses, without education they will continue doing the same thing.
To improve the health care in Afghanistan the important key points given where, the necessity to educate the mass about sanitation and health care, to prevent massive infection such as diarrhea, malaria and other dangerous sickness. Their presentation expose the important points, however I concede that the explanation of the history and wars in Afghanistan was too long. Furthermore, they went to dip in the history of women in Afghanistan, taking time for a better explanation of the resources use to improve the child mortality.
Goal 7… Ensure Environmental Sustainability
This group presents various possibilities to have a sustainable house, however not many people will desire this because of the extra cost to implement them. For example, we have the action more common to take and that is the solar panel to produce electricity from the sun, however the disadvantage that it has is that in a cloudy day, in the night or in a place that there are not many solar light this method won’t work. For creating this energy they need the sun, but there is no sun in the night and to buy a battery with the capacity necessary to last all night or more it will bring economical problems to a normal family. Other possibilities where the earth tube which will maintain the house cold or warm depending on the season, this is possible by tubes that go under the earth and absorbed the heat from the soil. Finally we have the wood heat, a method that have been use many years before the discovery of electricity, however as everything this have its disadvantage, the over use this source will be butting in danger the forest resources, also we use wood for many other object of our daily lives. On the other hand they have a sustainable house that use this method and was especially constructed for be sustainable; I’m talking about Aldo Leopold Legacy Center which has no CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. It construction materials was the woods that surround them and every tree that was cut was replace to compensate the lost one. This place looks like the ideal place, however to change the way of live of many people to implement this methods is at this moment just a dream, to transform their house into a sustainable home cost money which many have no desire to pay for.