Summary: Global Health 101 | Richard Skolnik

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  • 1 The principles and goals of global health

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  • Why should we study global health? 5 points)

    - Understand the progresses already made
    - Understand the remaining challanges
    - Diseases not limited by national bounderies
    Significant health disparities among groups
    Link between health and development

  • What is global health?

    An area for 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

  • What are the key terms for low income, lower middle, upper middle and high income?

    Low: 995 or less
    Lower middle: 996 to 3945
    Upper middle: 3946 to 12,195
    High: 12196 or above


    Based on gross national income per person

  • How can diseases be prevented?

    By education (it's a contributer)

  • What is the association with health and productivity and costs?

    Costs of health care are high and illness often leads to a decrease in earnings and a decrease of productivity.

  • What are the associations with health and equity?

    Urban dwellers tend to enjoy better health status, coverage, and access to services than rural dwellers. Rural people tend to have lower incomes, less education, less access to services and weaker political voice.

  • What are the associations with equity and gender?

    Women face health concerns related to their diminished place in many societies.

    Examples: female infanticide, less food for female (children), lower enrollment in school, voilence against women

  • What is meant by public expenditure?

    Expenditure by any level of government or government agency

  • What is meant by private expenditure?

    Expenditure by sources other than the governmentsuch as a non governmental organization

  • What is meant by an out-of-pocket expenditure?

    Expenditure by individuals that is not covered or reimbursed by an insurance program

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