A World Without Morphine: The State Of Pain Treatment Around The World

Posted on May 15 2015 - 7:01am by Alexandra Ashton

No matter how much we would like to banish the pain from our lives that is not possible yet. Pain is always waiting, whether it is a headache, toothache, wound or consequences of a disease. It is the truly one of the most horrible feeling we can get. Luckily today there are a variety of pills that can help us fight pain. Just imagine how it must have been to get a headache before the invention of painkillers. They had to deal with the pain without any help at all. Horrible, isn’t it? Did you know that around the world there is a large number of people with serious illnesses who are forced to live that way. Do you wonder why? That is because even today they do not have access to the pills that could ease their pain. As if it’s not bad enough to suffer from terrible diseases such as cancer or AIDS, but not having anything ease the pain caused by these diseases is simply horrible. Just take a look at this infographic to find out in which countries this is a sad reality.

Can you imagine what it would be to feel excruciating pain and know that you do not have any way to you is ease? Based on Human Rights Watch data, access to strong pain medication remains severely limited in many of the world’s most populous countries especially in those that are located in Africa and Asia. Pain treatment is a fundamental human right that needs to be available to every person, no matter where they live. There are three key barriers preventing access to pain treatment governments and NGOs need to remove in order to provide effective pain treatment in all countries. To get more information about state of pain treatment around the world you should check out this interesting infographic.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.