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    • Global health

    • Global health is the health of populations in the global context; it has been defined as "the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide". Problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic impact ... Read »


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    • 3 by 5 Initiative

    • The 3 by 5 Initiative was an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide antiretroviral treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. The program lasted from December 2003 to December 2005, and the name "3 by 5" refers to the goal of treating 3 million people by 2005. The 3 b ... Read »


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    • 1889–90 flu pandemic


    • 1918 flu pandemic

    • The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (th ... Read »


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    • Angiostrongylus cantonensis

    • Angiostrongylus cantonensis

      Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a parasitic nematode (roundworm) that causes angiostrongyliasis, the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. The nematode commonly resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats, giving it the nickname the rat lungworm. Snails are the primary inter ... Read »


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    • CAB Direct (database)

    • CAB Direct is a source of references for the applied life sciences It incorporates two bibliographic databases: CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct is an access point for multiple bibliographic databases produced by CABI. This database contains 8.8 million bibliographic records, which includes 85,000 full text ... Read »


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    • Centre for Health and International Relations

    • The Centre for Health and International Relations (CHAIR) was founded (2003) in the belief that there are compelling reasons for linking international relations, foreign policy, security and health. CHAIR is based in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales. The founder and d ... Read »


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    • Child Family Health International

    • Child Family Health International, also known as CFHI, is a global health 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1992 and based in San Francisco, California. The organization was founded by Dr. Evaleen Jones, who was named one of Silicon Valley's Women of Influence in 2009. CFHI utilizes an asset mapping model to provide more th ... Read »


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    • Child mortality

    • Child mortality, also known as under-5 mortality or child death, refers to the death of infants and children under the age of five or between the age of one month to four years depending on the definition. A child's death is emotionally and physically hard on the parents. Many deaths in the majority of the world go unr ... Read »


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    • Child survival revolution

    • The child survival revolution (also called the child survival and development revolution) was an effort started by UNICEF (but joined by others) to reduce child mortality in the developing world. The effort lasted from 1982 to the 1990s, and generally coincides with James P. Grant's tenure as executive director of UNIC ... Read »


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    • CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board)

    • Catholic Medical Mission Board

      100 Wall Street, 9th Floor The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is an international, faith-based NGO, providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and healthcare issues. It was established in 1912 and officially registered in 1928. CMMB is headquartered in New Y ... Read »


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    • Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response

    • Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). was established jointly by Oxford University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a non-profit research centre to carry out research, training and community knowledge transfer in the area of disaster ... Read »


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    • Community health agent

    • Community health agent (agente comunitário de saúde or ACS, in Portuguese language) is the title of a specific lay health care worker developed in Brazil by way of PACS (Program of Community Health Workers) in 1991 as part of the construction of the Brazilian Unified Health System established by Constitutional ru ... Read »


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    • Anthony Costello

    • Anthony Costello (born 20 February 1953) is a British paediatrician best known for his work on improving survival among mothers and their newborn infants in poor populations of developing countries. Until 2015 Costello was Professor of International Child Health and Director of the Institute for Global Health at Univer ... Read »


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    • Countess of Dufferin Fund

    • The Countess of Dufferin Fund was established by Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, more commonly known as Lady Dufferin, in 1885 and was dedicated to improving women’s healthcare in India. The Fund was founded after Queen Victoria gave Lady Dufferin the task of improving healthcare ... Read »


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    • Cuban medical internationalism

    • Cuban medical internationalism is the Cuban programme, since the 1959 Cuban Revolution, of sending Cuban medical personnel overseas, particularly to Latin America, Africa and, more recently, Oceania, and of bringing medical students and patients to Cuba. In 2007, "Cuba has 42,000 workers in international collaborations ... Read »


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    • Disability-adjusted life year

    • The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death. It was developed in the 1990s as a way of comparing the overall health and life expectancy of different countries. The DALY is becoming increasingly commo ... Read »


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    • Disease Control Priorities Project

    • The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is an ongoing project that aims to determine priorities for disease control across the world, particularly in low-income countries. The project is most well known for the second edition of the report Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (published in 2006, oft ... Read »


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    • Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of World Health Organisation

    • Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of World Health Organisation

      The Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of the World Health organisation, also known as EMRO, is the regional office of the World Health Organization that serves 22 countries and territories in the Middle East, the North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia. It is one of the WHO's six regional offices around t ... Read »


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    • Effects of global warming on human health

    • The effects of global warming include effects on human health. The observed and projected increased frequency and severity of climate related impacts will further exacerbate the effects on human health. This article describes some of those effects on individuals and populations. A good example of the impact of glo ... Read »


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    • Effects of global warming on humans

    • Climate change has brought about possibly permanent alterations to our planet’s geological, biological and ecological systems. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contended in 2003 that “there is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributabl ... Read »


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    • Disease burden

    • Disease burden is the impact of a health problem as measured by financial cost, mortality, morbidity, or other indicators. It is often quantified in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) or disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), both of which quantify the number of years lost due to disease (YLDs). One DALY can ... Read »


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    • European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions

    • The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, (also known as European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions) abbreviated EU-SILC, is a survey department of the EU. It replaced in 2004 the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), which covered the years 1994-2003. The EU-SILC includes only mino ... Read »


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    • Feed My Starving Children

    • Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries. ... Read »


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    • Functional Food Centre at Oxford Brookes University

    • Functional Food Centre at
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      The Functional Food Centre at Oxford Brookes University is the first research centre in the United Kingdom dedicated to researching functional foods. The Functional Food Centre at Oxford Brookes University opened in early 2009 with a £300,000 grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It was f ... Read »


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    • GAVI Alliance

    • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi for short; previously the GAVI Alliance, and before that the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) is a public–private global health partnership committed to increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. Gavi brings together developing country and donor governments ... Read »


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    • Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth

    • Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth

      The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) was founded in 2007 as an initiative of Seattle Children’s. GAPPS’ mission is to lead a collaborative, global effort to increase awareness and accelerate innovative research and interventions that will improve maternal, newborn and child health ... Read »


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    • Global burden of disease

    • Disease burden is the impact of a health problem as measured by financial cost, mortality, morbidity, or other indicators. It is often quantified in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) or disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), both of which quantify the number of years lost due to disease (YLDs). One DALY can ... Read »


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    • Global Handwashing Day

    • Global Handwashing Day

      Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits by washing their hands with soap at critical moments throughout each day. It takes place on 15 October of each year. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as ... Read »


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    • Global Health Share Initiative

    • Global HealthShare® initiative (GHS) is a program launched in June 2010 by the University of California, Davis Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics. The program plans to share resources to improve the health in developing countries. Alliances with other research institutions, humanitarian organizations and ... Read »


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    • Global mental health

    • Global mental health is the international perspective on different aspects of mental health. It is 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide'. Taking into account cultural differences and country-specific co ... Read »


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    • Global Oncology

    • Global Oncology (GO) is an American academic community-based healthcare organization. The organization was established at Harvard University in 2012. Global Oncology was founded in 2012, by Ami S. Bhatt and Franklin W. Huang. The organization is composed of physicians, staff, students, and members of the oncology ... Read »


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    • Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network

    • The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is a network composed of numerous technical and public health institutions, laboratories, NGOs, and other organizations that work to observe and respond to threatening epidemics. GOARN works closely with and under the World Health Organization (WHO), which is one o ... Read »


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    • Global Polio Eradication Initiative

    • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is an initiative created in 1988, just after the World Health Assembly resolved to eradicate the disease poliomyelitis by the year 2000. It was described by the World Health Organization as the largest public health initiative in history. The strategy for the eradication of ... Read »


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    • Global spread of H5N1

    • Cumulative Human Cases of and Deaths from H5N1
      As of April 11, 2007

      The global spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza in birds is considered a significant pandemic threat. While other H5N1 influenza strains are known, they are significantly different from a current, highly pathogenic H5N1 strain on a genetic level, making the global spread of this new strain unprecedented. The H5N ... Read »


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    • Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health


    • Globalization and disease

    • Globalization, the flow of information, goods, capital, and people across political and geographic boundaries, has helped spread some of the deadliest infectious diseases known to humans. The spread of diseases across wide geographic scales has increased through history. Early diseases that spread from Asia to Europe w ... Read »


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    • Health geography

    • Health geography is the application of geographical information, perspectives, and methods to the study of health, disease, and health care. The study of health geography has been influenced by repositioning medical geography within the field of social geography due to a shift towards a social model in health care ... Read »


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    • Health human resources

    • Health human resources (“HHR”) — also known as “human resources for health” (“HRH”) or “health workforce” — is defined as “all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health”, according to the World Health Organization's World Health Repor ... Read »


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    • Health systems strengthening

    • Health systems strengthening (also health system strengthening, abbreviated HSS) is a term used in global health that roughly means to improve the health care system of a country. Within this general definition, it can mean increasing funding for health infrastructure, improving health policy, trying to achieve univers ... Read »


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    • Healthy Life Years

    • The Healthy Life Years indicator (HLY) is a European structural indicator computed by Eurostat. It is one of the summary measures of population health, known as health expectancies, composite measures of health that combine mortality and morbidity data to represent overall population health on a single indicator. HLY m ... Read »


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    • HINARI

    • Hinari Domestic Appliances or Hinari LP is a British manufacturer of budget domestic electrical products. Hinari was acquired by Alba plc in 1989. Hinari has recently produced an electrical product named 'Hinari Aqua-Flow made using Brita's water filteration design and Hinari's 'style'. Hinari has also produced televi ... Read »


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    • Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

    • Indiana University
      School of Public Health-Bloomington

      Coordinates: 39°10′20″N 86°31′06″W / 39.17218°N 86.51843°W / 39.17218; -86.51843 The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington is an undergraduate and graduate school at Indiana University Bloomington. Until 2012, it was the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recre ... Read »


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    • Infectious Disease Research Institute

    • The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, in the United States, and which conducts global health research on infectious diseases. IDRI was founded in 1993. IDRI is collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development to develop a malaria v ... Read »


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    • Innovative Vector Control Consortium

    • The Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) is a product development partnership that develops new insecticides for vector control and researches ways to use existing pesticides more effectively. IVCC was established in 2005 and became registered as a nonprofit in 2008.Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is the p ... Read »


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    • Insecurity Insight

    • Insecurity Insight

      Established in 2008 by Nathan Taback, Christina Willie and Robin Coupland, Insecurity Insight is a Geneva-based non-profit organisation that has developed the ”Taback-Coupland model of armed violence”, a model that is used to generate data on the impact of armed violence and insecurity on people's lives and w ... Read »


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    • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

    • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

      The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a research institute working in the area of global health statistics and impact evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. The Institute is headed by Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, a physician and health economist, and professor at the University of Wa ... Read »


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    • International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

    • The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes is an international health policy framework for breastfeeding promotion adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1981. The Code was developed as a global public health strategy and recommends restrictions on the ma ... Read »


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    • International Decision Support Initiative

    • The International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) is a partnership between governments, universities, and thinktanks that helps health policy makers make better decisions. iDSI targets low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), helping them prioritize health interventions as a means toward universal health coverage. ... Read »


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    • International health

    • International health, also called geographic medicine or global health, is a field of health care, usually with a public health emphasis, dealing with health across regional or national boundaries. One subset of international medicine, travel medicine, prepares travelers with immunizations, prophylactic medications, pr ... Read »


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    • International Health Partnership

    • The International Health Partnership (IHP+) is a group of partners committed to improving the health of citizens in developing countries. International organizations, bilateral agencies and country governments all sign the IHP+ Global Compact. They commit to putting the principles for aid effectiveness and development ... Read »


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    • International Health Regulations

    • The International Health Regulations 2005 are legally binding regulations (forming international law) that aim to a) assist countries to work together to save lives and livelihoods endangered by the spread of diseases and other health risks, and b) avoid unnecessary interference with international trade and travel. Th ... Read »


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    • International Sanitary Conferences

    • The International Sanitary Conferences were a series of 14 conferences, the first of them organized by the then French Government in 1851 to standardize international quarantine regulations against the spread of cholera, plague, and yellow fever. In total 14 conferences took place from 1851 to 1938; the conferences pla ... Read »


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    • International Society of Drug Bulletins

    • The International Society of Drug Bulletins works to increase the sharing of high quality information on medical treatments and medication between countries. It was started in 1986 and is supported by the World Health Organization. To be a member publishers must have a certain level of independence from conflicts of i ... Read »


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    • International Vaccine Institute

    • The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is an international nonprofit organization that was founded on the belief that the health of children in developing countries can be dramatically improved by the use of new and improved vaccines. Working in collaboration with the international scientific community, public healt ... Read »


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    • Ipas (organization)

    • Ipas is a global non-profit organization that works around the world to eliminate deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion and increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. Ipas’s work is grounded in the belief that women everywhere must have the opportunity to determine their futures, ... Read »


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    • John E. Fogarty International Center

    • John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences

      The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is part of the federal government of the United States and is the only arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose sole mission is to support global health. It is one of the 27 component organizations of the NIH, which is in turn part of the U.S. Department of Hea ... Read »


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    • List of countries and dependencies by number of physicians


    • List of research institutes in Seattle

    • Research institutes in Seattle include universities, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and other research groups doing research in Seattle. ... Read »


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    • MAP International

    • MAP International is a global Christian health and relief organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for their 99% efficiency rating, they respond to the needs of those they serve by providing medicines, preventing dise ... Read »


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    • Medical Service Ministries

    • Today, Medical Service Ministries (since 1992) is a trust organization that provides support via grants to Christian mission affiliated applicants who are looking to further their specializations in courses such as community health and tropical medicine. Prior to 1992, Medical Service Ministries was known as the Miss ... Read »


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    • Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance

    • The Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance (MBDS) consortium is a self-organised and sub-regional co-operation spearheaded by health ministries from member countries to collaborate on infectious disease surveillance and control. The co-operation focuses on cross-border co-operation at selected sites and has matured through ... Read »


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    • Molecular epidemiology

    • Molecular epidemiology is a branch of epidemiology and medical science that focuses on the contribution of potential genetic and environmental risk factors, identified at the molecular level, to the etiology, distribution and prevention of disease within families and across populations. This field has emerged from the ... Read »


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    • Non-communicable disease

    • Non-communicable disease

      A non-communicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is not caused by infectious agents (non-infectious or non-transmissible). NCDs can refer to chronic diseases which last for long periods of time and progress slowly. Sometimes, NCDs result in rapid deaths such as seen in certain diseases such as au ... Read »


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    • Ohio State University Health Sciences Center for Global Health

    • The Health Sciences Center for Global Health (HSCGH) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is a collaborative program among the OSU Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. The HSCGH is led jointly by the Colleges of ... Read »


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    • Pacific Health Summit

    • 1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300 The goal of the Pacific Health Summit is to connect science, industry, and policy for a healthier world. Traditionally, the main work of the Summit has been an annual meeting, where top decision makers convene to discuss how to realize the dream of a healthier future through the effe ... Read »


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    • Pandemic

    • A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people ar ... Read »


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    • Pandemic severity index

    • The pandemic severity index (PSI) is a proposed classification scale for reporting the severity of influenza pandemics in the United States. The PSI was accompanied by a set of guidelines intended to help communicate appropriate actions for communities to follow in potential pandemic situations. Released by the United ... Read »


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    • Participatory poverty assessment

    • Participatory poverty assessment (PPA) is the approach to analyzing and reducing poverty by incorporating the views of the poor. PPAs attempt to better understand the poor, to give the poor more influence over decisions that affect their lives, and to increase effectiveness of poverty reduction policies. PPAs are seen ... Read »


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    • Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health


    • Pathogens and Global Health

    • Pathogens and Global Health is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Maney Publishing. It covers tropical diseases, including their microbiology, epidemiology and molecular biology, as well as medical entomology, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. The editor-in-chief is Andrea Crisanti (Imperial College London ... Read »


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    • Population health

    • 'Population health has been defined as"the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group". It is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire human population. This concept does not refer to animal or plant populations. It has been describe ... Read »


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    • Population health policies and interventions

    • Population health, a field which focuses on the improvement of the health outcomes for a group of individuals, has been described as consisting of three components: "health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions". Policies and Interventions define the methods in which health outcomes ... Read »


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    • Cristina Possas

    • Cristina Possas

      Cristina Possas de Albuquerque (Cristina Possas), PhD (5 June 1948 –), is a Brazilian public health scientist working with infectious diseases and emerging infectious diseases from an eco-social perspective. However, her approach to social ecosystem complexity is quite different from the four-fold eco-social appro ... Read »


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    • Prince Mahidol Award

    • Prince Mahidol Award

      The Prince Mahidol Award (Thai: รางวัลสมเด็จเจ้าฟ้ามหิดล) is a Thai Royal Family annual award for outstanding achievements in medicine and public health worldwide. King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej ... Read »


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    • Priority-setting in global health

    • In global health, priority-setting is a term used for the process and strategy of deciding which health interventions to carry out. Priority-setting can be conducted at the disease level (i.e. deciding which disease to alleviate), the overall strategy level (i.e. selective primary healthcare versus primary healthcare v ... Read »


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    • Project Gaia

    • Project Gaia is a U.S. non-governmental, non-profit organization involved in the creation of a commercially viable household market for alcohol-based fuels in Ethiopia and other countries in the developing world. The project considers alcohol fuels to be a solution to fuel shortages, environmental damage, and public he ... Read »


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    • Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    • A Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is a formal declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO). The declaration is promulgated by that body's Emergency Committee operating under International Health Regulations (IHR). This statement designates a public health crisis of potentially global ... Read »


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    • Pulse vaccination strategy

    • The pulse vaccination strategy is a method used to eradicate an epidemic by repeatedly vaccinating a group at risk, over a defined age range, until the spread of the pathogen has been stopped. It is most commonly used during measles and polio epidemics to quickly stop the spread and contain the outbreak. Where T= time ... Read »


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    • Social effects of H5N1

    • The social impact of H5N1 is the effect or influence of H5N1 in human society; especially the financial, political, social, and personal responses to both actual and predicted deaths in birds, humans, and other animals. Billions of dollars are being raised and spent to research H5N1 and prepare for a potential avian in ... Read »


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    • Stop Hunger Now

    • Stop Hunger Now

      Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-saving aid to people in developing nations. Founded in 1998, it has mobilized over 500,000 volunteers to send more than 224,000,000 meals to 71 countries. Stop Hunger Now ... Read »


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    • Super-spreader

    • A super-spreader is a host—an organism infected with a disease—that infects disproportionally more secondary contacts than other hosts also infected with the same disease. A sick human can be a super-spreader; they would be more likely to infect others than most people with the disease. Super-spreaders are th ... Read »


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    • Targeting (international health)

    • Targeting, a commonly used technique in international health and public health, develops a specialized health intervention approach for a specific group of people. This group of people may be identified by various factors, including geography, race/ethnicity, age, health issues, etc. Taking into account characteristics ... Read »


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    • The Task Force for Global Health

    • The Task Force for Global Health is an international, nonprofit organization that works to improve health of people most in need, primarily in developing countries. Founded in 1984 by global health pioneer Dr. William Foege, The Task Force consists of eight programs focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, fie ... Read »


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    • The State of the World's Children


    • Timeline of deworming

    • This is a timeline of deworming, and specifically mass deworming. ... Read »


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    • Timeline of global health

    • This page is a timeline of global health, including major conferences, interventions, cures, and crises. During this pre-WWII era, there are three big trends that operate separately, but sometimes affect each other in development and outcomes. First, a trend of urbanization (fueled by the Industrial Revolution) a ... Read »


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    • Timeline of nonprofit evaluation


    • Timeline of tuberculosis

    • This is a timeline of tuberculosis, describing especially major discoveries, advances in treatment and major organizations. ... Read »


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    • To Save Humanity

    • To Save Humanity is a 2015 collection of 96 essays on global health from a collection of authors who range from heads of states, movie stars, scientists at leading universities, activists, and Nobel Prize winners. Each contributor was asked the same question: "What is the single most important thing for the future of g ... Read »


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    • Tropical disease

    • Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. The diseases are less prevalent in temperate climates, due in part to the occurrence of a cold season, which controls the insect population by forcing hibernation. However, many were present in northern Europe and northe ... Read »


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    • David Vanderpool

    • David Vanderpool (born February 18, 1960) is an American medical missionary and the CEO and founder of Live Beyond, which has provided medical, spiritual and logistical support to disaster ridden countries. Vanderpool's work is unusual in that he combines his medical training with an explicit effort to convert his pat ... Read »


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    • Voices of the Poor

    • Voices of the Poor was an effort in the 1990s through 2000 by the World Bank to collect the experiences of the poor across the world. The name is also used for the reports that were eventually published from the effort. The effort consisted of two parts: primary research using participatory poverty assessment (PPA) in ... Read »


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    • WHO Collaborating Centres

    • World Health Organization Collaborating Centres are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies from "over 700 institutions in 80 countries" that work with WHO in disciplines such as occupational health, food safety, and communicable disease prevention. The participating institutions pa ... Read »


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    • WHO collaborating centres in occupational health

    • The WHO collaborating centres in occupational health constitute a network of institutions put in place by the World Health Organization to extend availability of occupational health coverage in both developed and undeveloped countries. The effort includes 64 collaborating centres that have been designated as such by th ... Read »


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    • World Health Academy

    • World Health Academy
      أكاديمية الصحة العالمية
      世界卫生研究院
      Académie mondiale de la santé
      Всемирная организация академия
      Academia Mundial de la Salud
      विश्व स्वास्थ्य अकादमी

      The World Health Academy (WHA) is an international non-governmental organization specializing in global health. It serves as a representative body for physicians worldwide, developing health policy, advancing continuing education programs, and speaking as a unified voice for medicine in international advocacy. Based a ... Read »


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    • World Health Imaging, Telemedicine, and Informatics Alliance

    • World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics Alliance

      The World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics Alliance (WHITIA) is a non-profit global health technology and social venture established in 2006 by affiliates of Northwestern University near Chicago, Illinois. WHITIA cultivates high-level strategic relationships with non-governmental organizations, imaging indu ... Read »


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    • World Health Organization

    • World Health Organization

      World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Hea ... Read »


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    • World Health Report

    • The World Health Report (WHR) is a series of reports produced regularly by the World Health Organization (WHO). First published in 1995, the World Health Report is WHO's leading publication. Published annually or biennially in multiple languages, each report includes an expert assessment of a specific global health top ... Read »


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