global health

The World of Tuberculosis – Dr. Mathema (Part I)

How can we see tuberculosis from a global perspective, and what can it teach us about global health in terms of disease treatment, research, and international collaboration? In a two-part podcast series, Dr. Barun Mathema, an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, explores the complexities of tuberculosis and

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The Rise, Critique and Persistence of the DALY in Global Health

The elimination of the DALY and development of a replacement is therefore not only necessary, as has been pointed out for almost twenty years, but also feasible, due to more recent changes in the political structure of global health. A new, two-part metric is proposed that would address the most common critiques of the DALY while still providing numerical guidance for health policy decision-making.

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What is Global Health?

It is important to engage in discussion and debate on the issues presented here. As students of global health at the Karolinska Institutet, we are planning a project that aims to prompt people to reflect on these ideas, and encourage further action to be taken. The aim of our project is to assess perceptions of individuals from all over the globe who identify themselves as studying or working in global health. By analyzing the responses to our questionnaire, we can perhaps obtain a more complete answer to the question posed in the title of this piece: what is global health?

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