Despite medical advances, new health threats are emerging around the world.
Global Health Then and Now
The world is healthier but not completely cured.
the approximate difference in life expectancy between the richest and poorest countries.
Source: World Health Organization
The Rising Tide of Diabetes in Mexico
Mexico combats diabetes in several ways.
Noncommunicable Diseases and How They Are Measured
How to track and understand the world’s leading causes of death.
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
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
Global Health Module Assessment
Questions to check your understanding
Global Health Reading List
Supplemental readings and other resources.
How Global Heath Affects You
Source: Baz Ratner/Reuters
How Fast Can An Outbreak Be Detected
Uganda provides a model for how to keep outbreaks limited so they do not become epidemics.
Source: Toby Melville/Reuters
E-cigarettes: Where Do We Stand?
Science and policy don’t always agree on the effects of e-cigarettes.
Source: Mike Segar/Reuters
America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic
Black gay and bisexual men in the United States have a higher HIV rate than in any other country.
Source: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care
People in the United States use about the same amount of healthcare as their peers in wealthy countries, but they pay a lot more for it.
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