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Global Health Is (Local) Public Health


Bentley, Margaret E. & Van Vliet, Gretchen (2010). Global Health Is (Local) Public Health. North Carolina Medical Journal, 71(5), 448-451.


In a world where nations and economies are increasingly interdependent—whether through the continuing globalization of the economy, ongoing demographic changes, or the rapidly rising costs of health care in various countries— illness in any population affects all people. The health of the
world’s population has become increasingly interconnected because disease does not recognize borders. As Brown and colleagues [1p62] remarked, “‘Global health,’ in general, implies consideration of the health needs of the people of the whole planet above concerns of particular nations.”


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North Carolina Medical Journal


Bentley, Margaret E.
Van Vliet, Gretchen