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Global Health Then and Now

The world is healthier but not completely cured.

40 years

the approximate difference in life expectancy between the richest and poorest countries.

Source: World Health Organization

TIMELINE 1981-2017

The Changing Response to AIDS

The HIV/AIDS crisis was neglected at first, but then it became a priority.

1 in two

African-American gay and bisexual men will be infected with HIV if current rates continue, predicts the CDC.

Source: New York Times

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How Health Care Works Around the World

Quality care improves global health, but systems vary greatly.

5 to 10

as many people were killed by the 1918-9 flu pandemic as by World War I.

Source: 1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics

How Global Heath Affects You

Public health threats can affect any individual, community, or country.

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