The United States has an abundance of food and supplies and has more than enough to maintain a healthy living environment for the population. If the United States has such a surplus, then why haven’t we sent these supplies to other countries that do not have access? The United States is struggling mainly with the access to healthcare for all, but if we could find the solution to that, we could prioritize on making our world better and create a healthy living environment for those in countries with less access to medical care, food, and other goods needed to live.
I believe the first problem that the United States needs to tackle in the right to have healthcare for all. During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he sought to pass a right to have healthcare as a granted virute to all. After his death, the UN passed a bill in which in Article 12, it states that all people have “the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.” Healthcare would provide a safe living environment in which everybody is healthy. The United States would set an important example and hopefully start a movement in which everyone’s will to be healthy can be fulfilled.
Every year, $165 million worth of food is wasted in the United States. Most of this food that is produced isn’t appealing enough for the average consumer, so therefore it is thrown away. Around 50% of all produce is thrown away for this reason. And it doesn’t help the statistics that 1 in 7 Americans is hungry. America, in general, has an incredible amount of extra food, but it is dispersed unevenly. Our society’s distorted views on how everything has to have an air of perfection has allowed for waste beyond fathom. The third world countries that barely produce enough to sustain the population would benefit immensely from the surplus of the United States. It could even help the economic status increase both in the US and the other country in which we are sharing our goods with.
The final point is the lack of access to medical supplies in the third world countries. The US produces so much medical supply surplus that around $1 billion is wasted every year just because it’s unused. This incredible excess would benefit the countries who are in desperate need of medical supplies. Because there is limited access to healthcare and medical assistance in many third world countries, the child mortality rates are significantly higher. Pneumonia and malaria are the leading causes of death among these children. The lack of vaccines needed to help these children live past their first five years of life are in extremely short stock and sometimes aren’t accessible at all. The US would benefit economically as well as relationship wise if we were to assist in the well-being of the people living in areas with little access to medical supplies.
Our world would benefit immensely if the United States were to share some of the surplus it produces. The third world countries are struggling to keep a healthy and sanitary living environment due to the lack of access to food, medical supplies, and other goods. The waste produced by the United States could be used in other places instead of thrown away. I believe that many of the significant problems occurring in third world countries would be subdued.