Essay Global Health And Human Health

1023 Words Jul 5th, 2016 null Page
Global health has gained more attention over the last decade due to the movement of people, products and lifestyles across borders, which inevitably contributes to the spread of diseases and infection. There is not one widely accepted definition of global health, however, I found one definition, which I believe encompasses the true meaning of global health. According to Koplan, et al. (2009) global health is "an area of study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care” (p. 1994). Unfortunately, several challenges surround global health, which focus of addressing major causes of morbidity and mortality, including the epidemics created by communicable and infectious diseases, the rising global burden of non-communicable diseases, injuries, violence and the health effects of climate changes (Blais & Hayes, 2015). Let 's take a closer look at some of these challenges. Communicable and infectious diseases are either caused by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses or by parasites such as ticks and mosquitos. Some examples of communicable and infectious diseases include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, meningitis, malaria,…

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