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Global Health Close to Home
Lowndes County, Alabama health crisis: improper sewage treatment is putting people at risk of diseases usually found only in the developing world
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based in the USA and works in more than 60 countries.
Est in 1997, Core Group offers free program planning tools, online training resources, and case reports of field work.
Global Health Council
The leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. The organization is the collaborative voice of the global health community on global health issues; the American Osteopathic Association is a member.
The United Nations Children's Fund works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child.
The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well-being. WANGO helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems.
WHO (World Health Organization)
With offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.
PAHO: Pan American Health Organization
PAHO wears two institutional hats: it is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and also serves as Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the specialized health agency of the United Nations.
Assessment & Acronyms
DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year): objectively measures the overall burden of disease
YLL (Potential Years of Life Lost): estimator of the impact of premature death
YLD (Number of Years Lived with Disease): number of years lived weighted by the level of disability casued by a disease process
DW (Disability Weight): how much a person is impacted or affected by a condition or disease
AMSA Global Health Action Committee
Global Health Equity encompasses the issues of wellness, safety, opportunity and environment that make up a healthy society. It also highlights the interconnected nature of all people and our responsibility for rational and proportional assistance for all people, regardless of the country in which they live. Justice and equity are paramount to assuring that race, religion, income, gender, sexual preference or nationality are not factors limiting access to quality care. See how you can get involved with our committee to advance health equity around the world.
Global Health Scholars Program
The Global Health Scholars Program (GHSP) is centered around providing students with a dynamic approach to learning. The course will provide direct contact with leaders in the field, engaging and thoughtful discussions with fellow future healthcare professionals, and the opportunity to build connections with partnering global health organizations. The program will provide students with a multidimensional lens into a range of factors contributing to current global health priorities. Students will be taught how to directly analyze high profile initiatives, dissect infrastructures of differing healthcare systems, strengthen communication and cultural competency, and learn how to promote change and development in the field of global health.
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