The UN Prevention of Medical Negligence

The Unite Nations which is a worldwide organisation that consists of 193 independent state members was first introduced after the British victory of World War 2 in 1945. The United Nations began with 51 member states, which main head quarters is based in New York and was first founded due to the failings of the League of Nations to prevent a second world war from taking place. The League of Nations was formed shortly after World War One and its main aim was the prevention of any further wars after the devastation and up evil the First World War caused on some countries. It was an international body with the major task to solve disputes between countries so that conflict remained at a minimum, however the League of Nations were ineffective at keeping the peace which resulted in another world war. A major failing of the League of Nations was the fact that when it came to physical sanctions they had no military army of their own nor could any member state be forced to use theirs which was lined out in the terms of the League of Nations.

Medical ClaimsIt goes without saying that after yet another world war in just over a decade there needed to be an international body that could enforce physical sanctions through the use of military action. The United Nations goes above and beyond the workings, aims and objectives that was set out for the League of Nations, true, its main task is to promote and secure peace throughout however it is also has further goals which include; the effective implementation of Human Rights, tackle Global Warming and protecting the land, promoting economic and social development and but not exclusive to providing help when natural disasters take place.

The United Nations a very powerful entity has been very rightly awarded for its effective peace keeping and development programs, including the United Nations Developmental Programme which works on a global level. Critics of the United Nations do not believe that it has acted in ways as it should have, however there is no denying that it has implemented changes throughout its international standing. Its development programs within developing and underdeveloped programs are evidence of such working especially when it comes to the improvement of peoples health.

The United Nations and Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence happens worldwide and is not just apparent in developing countries that do not have up to date medical practices and equipment as developed countries have. It seems that in recent years medical negligence has been on the increase which can be confusing due to the introduction of many new advances not only in medicine but also in the technologies that the medical environment have within reach. Many argue that the increase within statics could be for many reasons and are not solely due to the fact that medical malpractice is on the rise.

Since the founding of the United Nations a particularly important factor has been to encourage and effectively promote good health internationally and provide people with avenues to receive medical and health care and at a standard that should reduce the amount of medical errors. Good health and health practices are seen as a human right and that each and every individual has the right to receive a good standard of health care. Such right has been enumerated in several different international agreements as people’s health should always be highly valued. So that individual receive the health care they are entitle to the United Nations put together the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote effective health practices.

The World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organisation came in to practice as early as 1948 and has to date provided the world with amazing health care and health care advances continuing their work to prevent many serious diseases and even go beyond has to eradicate small pox. Good health practices are maintained and sustained to prevent any medical errors and negligence that may have once occurred and such health practices are taken very seriously by WHO, an organisations that works within a 147 countries and not only to provide a amazing health care services but also advise the ministries of health. WHO intervene and provide their services when crisis strikes and humanitarian aid is needed to help those that are most in need and to establish the outbreak of serious disease and to stop such diseases from spreading. It is vital to say that not all health causes and programs are run through the World Health Organisation many organisation within the United Nation promote and implement good health programs.