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7 Facts About Global Health Learned At CUGH

NPR: Surprising And Sobering: 7 Facts About Global Health
Brian W. Simpson and Dayna Kerecman Myers, editors of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Global Health NOW

“When 1,700 specialists in global health descended upon Washington D.C. this past weekend, they brought suitcases full of data and experience. The Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference offered marathon sessions that covered everything from noncommunicable diseases and breastfeeding to climate science and injury prevention. … [W]e found out there’s still a lot to learn about our field. Here are some of the facts and figures that made an impression on us. 1. Infectious diseases remain big killers. … 2. But there are other significant — and sometimes overlooked — causes of death. … 3. Heart disease is falling and rising. … 4. Global health is largely a man’s world. … 5. Impacts of climate change are causing unlikely health problems. … 6. In some countries, rates of spousal violence are notably higher than the world average. … 7. History shows that predictions … aren’t easy to make…” (4/11).

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