International Journal of Global Health

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Editorial, Int J Glob Health Vol: 4 Issue: 3

A Precise note on Global health


Healthy City Research Center, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea

*Corresponding Author:
Consultant, World Health Organization, UAE
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 11, 2021; Accepted Date: May 18, 2021; Published Date: May 25, 2021

Citation: Kumah (2021) A Precise note on Global health. Int J Glob Health 4:3. 134.

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Global health is that the health of populations within the worldwide context; it’s 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”. Problems that transcend national borders or have a worldwide political and economic impact are often emphasized. Thus, global health is about worldwide health improvement (including mental health), reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders. Global health isn’t to be confused with international health, which is defined because the branch of public health that specialize in developing nations and aid efforts by industrialized countries. Global health are often measured as a function of varied global diseases and their prevalence within the world and threat to decrease anticipation within the present day.

The predominant agency related to global health (and international health) is that the World Health Organization (WHO). Other important agencies impacting global health include UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP). The United Nations system has also played a neighborhood with cross-sectoral actions to deal with global health and its underlying socioeconomic determinants with the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals and therefore the newer Sustainable Development Goals.

There are variety of institutions of upper education that provide global health as a neighborhood of study like Harvard University, McGill University, The University of Western Ontario, Johns Hopkins University, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, University of Bonn, Karolinska Institutet and therefore the Balsillie School of world affairs. Transforming Global health was the theme for the celebration of World Pharmacists Day on 25 September 2020.

Keywords: Global health, economic impact, global diseases

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