Online Program

All We Are Saying Is Give Global Health A Chance. An overview of benefits to all

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Paul Freeman, DrPH MBBS MHP(ED) MPH(TH), Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Through the use of current data it will be illustrated that not only can we, and the rest of the world, learn from the application of American ingenuity and resources here and overseas but also we can learn from other countries in such areas as the equitable provision of health care. Working cooperatively in Global Health is important for domestic public health because the modern world is so much more interconnected now that what happens anywhere in the world can possibly affect us here within a short time. Similarly interruptions to the food and water supply, war, social unrest and natural disasters all have “ripple effects” that can have implications for all of us. Major disease trends such as the increase in Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) often have similar disease causation factors around the world and similar prevention. Preventing diseases at the source benefits all.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
Describe at least three areas in which cooperation in Global Health benefits developing countries. Demonstrate an appreciation of the effects of lack of cooperation in Global Health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 30 years experience in Global Health and have qualification in medicine, public health ,education and management. I am Chair of the International Health Section of APHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.