global health

Improving Global Health

Everyone should understand that global health is essential in terms of study, research, and the practice of medicine. It is a process that allows different parties, both public and private, to identify gaps and improve health and health care worldwide.   Importance of Global Health   Global health is a critical aspect in terms of ensuring the safety of every …

healthcare quality of life

How Healthcare Status Affects Quality of Life

Healthcare and quality of life go hand-in-hand when it comes to social and lifestyle assessment. Specifically, there is such a thing as health-related quality of life which is composed of the different dimensions of life. These dimensions include the emotional, mental, physical, and social aspects of the life of a person. Health care on the other hand has its focus …

How We Can Reduce Global Health Disparities

In a world where a billion people live in extreme poverty, global health disparities are a pressing concern. On one side, we have a pipeline of known life-saving technologies and knowledge, and on the other side, we have millions, billions even of people who don’t have access to them. What we lack is the system to deliver that care to …

The Most Common Causes of Death in Developing Countries

Knowing the causes of death in developing countries is extremely important at assessing the effectiveness of a country’s health care system. The statistics help authorities determine whether they are focusing on the right health programs. For example, if a country notices an increase in deaths caused by diabetes, then the authorities may want to consider programs which promote a healthy …

What Can Be Done to Improve Health in Developing Countries

Avoidable health problems such as infectious diseases, malnutrition and complications of childbirth are extremely common in developing countries. Unfortunately, there is still a large gap between poor and richer people which reflect different socioeconomic constraints faced by the population of these countries. Despite this, there is some good news though – we can all get involved to improve health in …

Improving Global Healthcare Is a Shared Responsibility

From big corporations and governments down to you and me, improving global healthcare is everyone’s responsibility. We live in a world where trade, travel and technology are continually dissolving traditional national borders, making us more connected. It’s time to think in the same terms of togetherness not only to cure or treat diseases throughout the world, but also to improve the delivery of health …

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“IKEA let Cuban prisoners make furniture,” was the headline on the Swedish Daily post one morning. The Swedish television program “Mission Review”, which claimed that IKEA had prisoners under a dictatorship make their dining tables and chairs back in the 80’s, has also made similar disclosures. At the same time spokesmen for IKEA argue that they did not know about …