Global Health Fellowship
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The Need for Global Health Education in Medical
Training (From Huffington Post Education)
have mixed feelings about global health... I mean, we have problems in our own
more interested in health care innovation and entrepreneurship. Not global
hearing countless similar statements from my peers in medical school, I
realized that there is a basic discrepancy between what they interpreted as
global health and my own understanding of the concept. Common discourse among
medical students creates a dichotomy between medicine and global health,
between local and global. This dichotomy is not only false but also dangerous.
what exactly is "global health"? While there is no single, commonly
accepted definition, the Committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health offers the following:
"health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, and may best be
addressed by cooperative actions...and the goal
of improving health for all people by reducing avoidable
disease, disabilities, and deaths." This rather succinct definition has
several powerful implications on how we understand "global health"
and approach our roles and responsibilities within the field, regardless of our
motivations and end goals. Read more:
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