1. From a global health perspective, is ‘wealthier healthier’? Do you adhere to the premise that poverty is the most significant determinant of global health? Please explain why you believe this to be true or not to be true.
2. Recommend and detail at least one strategy to address the growing crisis of health worker migration in places like Malawi and India, where the ratio of doctor per population is insufficient to meet the health care needs of the people.
3. How may the shifting of world demographics affect poverty and nutrition? What countries may be the greatest affected by the demographic shift?
4. Research, identify, and discuss a major infectious disease of modernization in resource poor countries. Offer an analysis of root causes and thoughts related to possible remedies.
5. As noted in the Global status report on non-communicable diseases 2010 report, “By 2030, noncommunicable diseases are projected to account for more than one-half of the disease burden in low-income countries and more than three-fourths in middle-income countries. Infectious and parasitic diseases will account for 30 percent and 10 percent, respectively, in low- and middleincome countries. Among the 60-and-over population, noncommunicable diseases already account for more than 87 percent of the burden in low-, middle-, and high-income countries.” Based on these alarming statistics and projections, share one strategy, idea, or recommendation
you have to change the course of chronic disease progression.
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In an article by Briggs, King, Basu and Suckler (2010) discussing the influence of “income level, inequality, and poverty on the public health in Latin America” little has been discussed the individual influences. The connection between gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power parity (PPP) applied to determine the relative value of different currencies; infant mortality rates, and life expectancy. Findings revealed there is no significant influence directly impacting poverty and public health. Further the outcomes support the allegations (Briggs, King, Basu and Suckler, 2010) national income numbers per capita is significantly much more essential than inequality and poverty in resolving the health status of the population.
It stands to reason children of educated parents are healthier as a direct result of the parents’ ability to provide better access to healthcare, better food and the environment in which the family lives. Kaushal (2014) indicates causal positive impacts not only the educational performance on the part of the child, it effects the health and behavior of the child as well. Further, the behavior of the mother affects the health and wellbeing of the children in terms of children at the age of childbearing and use of illegal substance. By educating the parent this begins the two-generation program which motivates the education process while Kaushal (2014) indicates the U.S. education system emphasizes the socioeconomic inequality of families spanning generations by allocating funds for wealthier children to continue higher educations while the poorer children’s ability to afford a higher education struggle for funding. Understand this is not a resolution to the wealthier healthier issue it is just a stepping stone....
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