Notes # 13 reading Health-Garrett

Notes # 13 reading Health-Garrett - Laurie Garrett The...

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Laurie Garrett The Challenge of Global Health Topic: Global Health Problem: Money donated to severe diseases is so much more than the money invested in general public safety. Reasons States want to donate: Public diplomacy Investment in self-protection Random Facts By 2020 United States could face a shortage of up to 800,000 nurses and 200,000 doctors. Overseas development assistance from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) skyrocketed between 2001 and 2005, with health making up the largest portion of the increase. In 2002 a unique funding-dispersal mechanism was created, independent of both the UN and any government: the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Today the top three killers in most poor countries are maternal death around childbirth and pediatric respiratory and intestinal infections leading to death from pulmonary failure or uncontrolled diarrhea. The HIV/AIDS pandemic, meanwhile, continues to be the primary driver of global concern and action about health. Development of the Problem The health world is fast approaching a fork in the road with two possible outcomes o Improvements in the health of billions of people o They could see poor societies pushed into even deeper trouble
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