Overview:

The development of a society, rich or poor, can be judged by the quality of its population’s health, how fairly health is distributed across the social spectrum, and the degree of protection provided from disadvantage as a result of ill-health.

Furthermore, the perception of health varies from population to population, and this has implications for health behavior and ultimately health status.

Assignment:

Choose an infectious disease from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Health web site located at http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html (to get started, click on the “outbreaks” tab in the left margin of the page).

Do your own research to find out which populations of the world are most affected by this health issue and what is being done to solve the problem. Write a 2 to 3-page review of your findings.

Think about how this global health issue is being handled in the population to which you belong, and write another page about that.

Be sure to use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites.

Expectations:

Length: 3–4 pages. 4 Cited Sources from required reading.

Your work will be evaluated based on the grading rubric criteria. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.

Required Reading:

Somerville, MA. (1998). Making health, not war–musings on global disparities in health and human rights: a critical commentary by Solomon R. Benatar. American Journal of Public Health: Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 301-303. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.88.2.301. Retrieved from http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/A…

Benatar, SR. (1998). Global disparities in health and human rights: a critical commentary. American Journal of Public Health: Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 295-300. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.88.2.295. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC150820…

Gostin, LO. (2007). Meeting basic survival needs of the world’s least healthy people: toward a Framework Convention on Global Health. Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 96, 2008, 96, 331-392. Retrieved from http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journal… (Read pages 336- 344)

Lock, K, Pomerleau, J, Causer, L, Altmann, DR, & McKee, M. (2005). The global burden of disease attributable to low consumption of fruit and vegetables: implications for the global strategy on diet. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 83(2), 100-108. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC262381…

Mathers, CD, & Loncar, D. (2006). Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030. PLoS Medicine, 3(11), e442. Retrieved from http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.13…



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