In an increasingly interconnected world, the mission of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Global Health Center is to promote the ideal of health for all. Our goals and objectives encompass the domains of education, research, and service, which intersect and overlap in all of our actions. The Global Health Center serves as a central coordinating structure for all of Einstein's global health activities, through which they can be integrated to bring out their synergies, with the ultimate goal of reducing disparities in health and alleviating human suffering.
April 25th is World Malaria Day. See link for Malaria Day blog for Oxford Press written by Dr. Johanna Daily.
Congratulations to the Yeshiva team who competed in the Emory Global Health Case Competition
The U.S. Government Engagement In Global Health:
This primer provides basic information about global health and U.S. government programs that address global health. The first several sections provide an overview of the field of global health and describe current global health issues. The subsequent sections describe U.S. government support for global health, from the programs the government supports, to the “architecture” of the U.S. response, the budgets and financing of U.S. global health programs, and the U.S. government’s relationship with multilateral institutions and international partners.
Headlines in Global Health
NEW: WHO Health Equity Monitor Monitor currently includes about 30 reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health indicators in 91 countries - 90- of which are LMIC's, disaggregated by child's sex, place of residence (rural vs urban), wealth quintile, and education level.
A Global View of Health — An Unfolding Series, NEJM, 1/3/2013
Disease Eradication, NEJM, 1/3/2013
Global Burden of Disease Study 2010: the largest ever systematic effort to describe the global distribution and causes of a wide array of major diseases, injuries, and health risk factors.
For Americans Under 50, Stark Findings on Health
U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, Editors; Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries; Committee on Population; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
US Institute of Medicine IOM - January 2013
Available online at: http://bit.ly/13iMwQB
High gold price worsens global health damage from mercury -UN