This essay Living Conditions in cambodia has a total of 1996 words and 10 pages.
Living Conditions in cambodia
By: Emily Crume
professor G. Ramano
professor G. Ramano
Professor G . Romano
1 December 2016
Annotated Bibliography: Living Conditions in Cambodia
An article , written by Anne- Meike Fechter and her contributors, solely focuses on aid work and professionalism . Some criticism and unease is primarily set on how aid workers are benefitting from a system that does not deliver from the poor . The aid industry is described as "careless and greedy . " Fechter states that, "aid workers were straddling contrasting worlds," meaning that aid workers would do what they pleased while the rest of the population was fighting a battle with being poor . Almost everyone "boycotted" aid workers because they did not agree with how they lived .
The people living in Cambodia truly believed that aid workers were only in their profession because they had selfish motives . Due to this, all aid workers had become very close among themselves . They had all shaped public and even private understandings of one another . Aid workers being close with others in their own profession ga ve them a sense of comfort . One thing that aid workers all agreed on and thought was interesting was that poverty professionals were living good . For example, even though those living in poverty had little money for their necessities, they still made the best of everything and loved the life that they were living, whereas the aids were maki ng enough money that they did not necessarily understand how someone could live that happily .
In Anne's conclusion, she states, "This is borne out by their everyday practices, as far as they are engaged in crafting lifestyles which combine their professional interests with personal, social, and emotional ones . " Professional motives are not only crucial in what it tells us about aid workers, but also reveals some ethics as well . The debate about professional aid workers is even more interesting than a debate on social workers or nurses in the sense that there is substantial data and trials on those issues . Placing professional aids in different categories with a different emphasis rather than their morals blocks necessary debates on this issue/topic of how aid workers are treated and are living in Cambodia .
Another article , written by Stephanie Nann , Jean- Phlippe Dousset , Chanthy Sok , Pisey Khim , Sopheap Y, Paul Sorum , and Mullet Etienne, focuses on the allocation of antiretroviral drugs . In 1999 , about 100,000 people were living with HIV and about 6,000 with AIDS . Antiretroviral drugs have always been a very limited supply in Cambodia and less than 20% of people living with HIV benefitted from antiretroviral drugs . In Cambodia, there was a study where four criteria 's were considered . To get the antiretroviral drugs, you would have had to have been in one of these four criteria .
The first criterion considered was on a first come first served basis . However, with this, the longer a patient has been waiting would mean that their priority for the drug would eventually become extremely high . The second criterion considered was based on how severe the infection was . However, with this, the lower CD4 count, the higher the patient's priority . The third criterion considered was based on the patient's level of responsibly of their own family . However, if this criterion was applied, the more patients with bigger families, the higher priority that patient had to get the drugs . The fourth criterion was based on the financial situation of the patient's family . However, studies showed that if the family's income was sufficient, then the drugs would most likely be taken and used correctly . If the family's income was not sufficient, then the drugs would most likely not be taken and used correctly, which is a huge issue .
One huge concern about antiretroviral drugs is the misuse and abuse . It had become such a huge concern that in the month of June pharmacies and private clinics started banning the