PP21WHOMaternalChild09.ppt

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Why is Global Health  Important? Global socioeconomic and health inequities l Health problems can now spread rapidly Greater mobility=greater spread of infectious diseases across borders Increase of drug-resistant bacteria Reduction of trade restrictions (less ability to regulate product safety) Unequal access to drugs, technology, and services l Inability of single countries to cope
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What is the World Health  Organization? (WHO) l The public health arm of the United Nations, established in 1946 l Members include 190 countries l Provides preventive health and nutrition programs Health education Food, food safety, and nutrition Safe water and basic sanitation Immunizations Prevention and control of local endemic diseases Treatment of common diseases and injuries Provision of essential drugs.
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World Health Organi zation (UN) The eight Millennium Development Goals for 2015 (endorsed by 189 countries in 1990): l MDG 1: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger l
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC498A 498A taught by Professor Professorwallen during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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