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KIN 371: Medical Missions in the Developing World: Diseases & Disabilities
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors, so that health systems can be improved and disparities can be eliminated.
Use the IMHE Country Profile section to view an overview of findings from the Global Burden of Disease. Profile information includes life expectancies, DALYS, and more as well as including good figures that can be included in your report.
Use the Global Health Observatory's interactive data repository to view health statistics by theme, category, indicator, or country. Also use the GHO's Country Statistics pages to view summary information about health data.
Use the following Library Databases to research how a specific disease effects your country.
Current, international news and viewpoints on global issues and current events. Use this resource for background information and analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, science-related, and cultural issues.
Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.
Scholarly journals covering nursing and allied health topics including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more. Includes more than 320 full-text journals and a comprehensive medical dictionary.
Use the following academic journals to look up specific research currently being done on disease and disabilities in developing countries.
International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries targets a readership consisting of clinicians, research workers, paramedical personnel, nutritionists and health care personnel working in the field of diabetes.
Explores the problems & challenges of health disparities among the diverse populations of the United States & the World; mission is to present research that will guide the development of evidence based solutions, policy & programs.
The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.
The Office of Global Affairs works to advance three overarching global health goals:
- Protect and promote the health and well-being of Americans through global action,
- Improve global health and well-being by providing international leadership and technical expertise in science, policy, and programs, and
- Advance United States interests in international diplomacy, development, and security through global action.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. Through the research they conduct, they are attempting the answer three critical questions:
1. What are the world's major health problems?
2. How well is society addressing these problems?
3. How do we best dedicate resources to maximize health improvement?
The leading national public health institute of the United States. It provides information about infectious diseases, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, and injury prevention primarily for the health and protection of the U.S., but it contains a lot of high-level information about diseases.
The NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. It provides information on mental disorders including symptoms, treatments, and current study. The National Institute of Mental is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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