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Global Health Issues & Policies -- Research Starters Sociology

By: Wagner, Geraldine;

2009 / EBSCO

Description

This article discusses globalization, global stratification and their relationship to global health issues and policies. Many people in the world are considered unhealthy. Health is defined by the World Health Organization as being in a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Following a brief review of the basic sociological perspectives on global stratification, the relationship between a country's level of wealth and its government's ability to provide safe drinking water, good nutrition, and access to medicines and medical treatment is also discussed, along with health issues such as unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and other infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria as well as HIV /AIDS.