Global Health

Global health is the health of populations in a global context and transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations. Health problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic impact, are often emphasized. It has been defined as 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide'. Thus, global health is about worldwide improvement of health, reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders. The application of these principles to the domain of mental health is called Global Mental Health.

The major international agency for health is the World Health Organization (WHO). Other important agencies with impact on global health activities include UNICEF, World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health and the World Bank. A major initiative for improved global health is the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the globally endorsed Millennium Development Goals.

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The Challenge of Global Health
... schools in developing countries as health workers are increasingly migrating to developed countries causing deficiency of local health workers to continue to grow up ... The lack of local health worker is impeding improvement and foundation of global health care and the fact that developed countries are poaching health workers from developing countries is the key point where ... In addition, it takes appropriate conditions, health-care systems, and basic working infrastructure to improve the general health of the public in the developing countries ...
Against The Odds: Making A Difference In Global Health
... Against the Odds Making a Difference in Global Health is an exhibition that opened to the public at the United States National Library of Medicine on April 17, 2008 ... The exhibition explores aspects of the history of global health as well as contemporary issues and "champions holistic solutions to health problems." Materials from the History of Medicine Division ... stories include the Barefoot doctors of China, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on health care in the Mississippi Gulf region, the work of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and activism and the ...
Center For Global Development - Research
... CGD conducts research within a range of topics that impact global poverty and people of the developing world ... Topics include aid effectiveness, education, globalization and global health, as well as the impact of trade and migration on development ... essays, edited by Nancy Birdsall, called "The White House and the World A Global Development Agenda for the Next U.S ...
Haitian Health Foundation - Awards and Recognitions - Best Practices in Global Health Award
... In May, 2008, Bette Gebrian, PhD, Haitian Health Foundation's director of public health, received the Global Health Council's 2008 Best Practices in ... Using Health Track—a sophisticated computer health information system—HHF's Child Survival Project supplies health care to and tracks the medical status of more than 130,000 Haitians in more ...
Tulane University School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine - Centers and Institutes
... Center for Applied Environmental Public Health Center for Bioenvironmental Research Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics Center for Cardiovascular Health Center for Evidence-Based Global Health ...

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