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Ten Lessons From a Career in Global Health: Guidance to those considering a life working with the poor countries of the world

Public Health refugee

"Global health, defined by the World Health Organization as “priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide,” is an expanded view of traditional public health. While utilizing many of the tools widely taught in schools of public health, its emphasis is both on reaching the poorest and most isolated populations and transferring knowledge and skills for their benefit...." – By Jon Rohde

Measuring Mortality Crises: A Tool for Studying Global Health

refugee camp

"Measuring the impact of a public health crisis in terms of mortality might seem a straightforward method to quantify its effect on the population because deaths are much more easily registered compared to other health outcomes. However, despite the intuitive appeal of this path, it is far from obvious how to best operationalize it, and all the most used methods have drawbacks that should be kept in mind. ..." – By Stefano Mazzuco

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