12 Facts About Global health


Global health is the health of the populations in the worldwide context; 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".

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Global health is not to be confused with international health, which is defined as the branch of public health focusing on developing nations and foreign aid efforts by industrialized countries.

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Global health can be measured as a function of various global diseases and their prevalence in the world and threat to decrease life expectancy in the present day.

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Global health employs several perspectives that focus on the determinants and distribution of health in international contexts.

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Critical examination of the various causes and justifications of Global health inequities is necessary for the success of proposed solutions.

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The global health ecosystem has been mentioned to be have a feudal structure, acting for a small group of insitutions and individuals based in high-income countries which acts similar to an imperial "Crown".

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Measures of global health include disability-adjusted life year, quality-adjusted life years, and mortality rate.

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Targets for improving maternal Global health include increasing and assisting the number of deliveries accompanied by skilled birth attendants.

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For instance, urbanization and aging have led to increasing poor Global health conditions related to non-communicable diseases in India.

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In 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published the landmark report titled "Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development, " describing the large, pre-existing burden of surgical diseases in low- and middle-income countries and future directions for increasing universal access to safe surgery by the year 2030.

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Journalist Laurie Garrett argues that the field of global health is not plagued by a lack of funds, but that more funds do not always translate into positive outcomes.

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COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how global health security is reliant on all countries around the world, including low- and middle-income countries, having strong health systems and at least a minimum of health research capacities.

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