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Global Health and Pharmacy Practice

Title

Global Health and Pharmacy Practice

ISBN or ISSN

9780128127360

Publication Date / Copyright Date

2019

First Page

452

Last Page

459

Publisher

Elsevier

DOI Number

10.1016/B978-0-12-812735-3.00723-8

Abstract

Global health refers to population health in a global construct. Its principal goals are to improve health status and achieve equity for people in all countries around the world.

Health status is the aggregate product of a nation's wealth, traditions, the climate, priorities, and the degree of democracy. For example, it was in the very late 1890s when Germany popularized the concept of the nation-state. In order to have a strong army for the country, it meant maintaining the health of the population, so that young men called to service would be healthy and fit for battle. In some other countries, maintenance of health was for its own sake. Some medical conditions exist only among certain occupational groups such as farmers being injured by tractor accidents, or construction workers who may fall or have something dropped on them, or office workers whose sedentary activities could lead to obesity, emboli, and lack of exercise. Some conditions such as heat stroke are normally seen only in tropical and very warm climates, whereas frostbite is most usually seen in very northern or extreme southern areas (White, C., Galen, F.V., Chow, Y.H. 2003. Trends in social class differences in mortality by cause, 1986 to 2000. Available from: https://www.ons.gov.uk/.).

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

climate, degree of democracy, equity, global health, health status, traditions, wealth

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