Global Health and Pharmacy Practice
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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/.).
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
climate, degree of democracy, equity, global health, health status, traditions, wealth
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Wertheimer, Albert I. and Lai, Leanne, "Global Health and Pharmacy Practice" (2019). Faculty Books and Book Chapters. 43.