Global Health

Department of Public Health and Healthcare Management

Responsible for introduction: Slobodian N.

The rise to prominence of the term “global health” has occurred in parallel with the popularization of globalization, an enhanced awareness of common vulnerabilities, and a feeling of increased shared responsibility for inequalities present in the world today. With the increase in Worldwide Trade, Tourism and Migration the movement of people around the world continues to grow day by day. Disease does not respect boundaries.

A common definition of the global health: an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care. The diverse range of contexts in which the term is found emphasizes how interdisciplinary and multidimensional global health has become.