With the world’s highest rate of lethal gun violence, the Americas are in the midst of an unmitigated public health crisis. Just six countries account for over half of 250,000 annual global gun deaths: the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala. But activists, medical professionals, human rights workers, and policy experts are working together to stop this bloodshed and the vectors that make it happen.
Serious health-related suffering (SHS) afflicts over 61 million people worldwide, with over 80% of symptom burden occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Palliative care – an interdisciplinary intervention aiming to relieve physical, psychological, social, and spiritual suffering for patients and caregivers arising from serious illness – can reduce SHS globally. While access to palliative care has been deemed an essential human right by the World Health Organization and other international entities, there are major gaps in palliative care access and delivery that disproportionately afflict those in LMICs. These gaps are exacerbated by a lack of trained workforce, lack of access to pain medications, and inadequate integration into health systems and healthcare delivery.
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration that monitors the links between health and climate change through indicators highlighting the threats to health and the solutions. The 2019 Global Report and its companion Policy Brief for the United States were released on November 13, 2019. Dr. Salas and Dr. Patz will discuss how these recent findings present a profound opportunity to improve health and the steps needed to achieve a healthier future for everyone.
The Global Health Starter Kit is a free, openly available, competency-based ‘starter’ curriculum for educators and trainees who are working toward unified standards for global oral health education to address the burden of oral diseases worldwide and their consequences. This webinar explores the journey of the Global Health Starter Kit’s development and implementation processes through educator and trainee eyes.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, and its rate of decline in incidence is stalling. This must be met with a coordinated and focused global response. In this webinar, Dr.
CUGH Competency Sub-Committee has defined, researched, and provided tools to support seminal competencies in Global Health for use in developing programs, courses, assignments, and evaluation. This webinar will assist faculty and administrators in seeing how the competencies can be utilized, consider application for new programs/courses, and get insights from colleagues into how to develop and deliver competency-based global health education.