Global Health

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"The failure to engage in the fight to anticipate, prevent, and ameliorate global health problems would diminish America's stature in the realm of health and jeopardize our own 
health, economy, and national security, " stated by The Institute of Medicine. Global health refers to health phenomenon that transcends across national borders. For instance, global health would address predicaments such as: infectious and insect-borne diseases that can spread from one country to another. Thus, global health should be addressed by collaborative actions and solutions. On the other hand, countries tend to focus on other essential issues that are occurring in the present day and therefore, overlook the global health issue. Some issues that countries focus on are the environment, education, and the economy. According to the National Post, The Dominion Institute conducted a poll in the year 2008 for young Canadians on determining what are the most important issues. The results for the significant issues according to young Canadians were twenty-seven percent for environment, twenty-five percent for education, seventeen percent for the economy and fifteen percent for health. Overall, global health has been a debated topic on the level of importance it should bear within a country Global health should be a great concern for Canadians or for any other country. There are several reasons why countries should address the global health issue. One approach to designate global health as an important issue is to bring it into the philanthropist perspective. According to the UNAIDS statistics, there were two million deaths due to AIDS in 2008 and is still a growing number. (Worldwide HIV & AIDS Statistics, 2009) Furthermore, more than three million peopl... ... middle of paper ... ... of the world would become affected. This financial crisis and economic recession affected Canada by GDP growth, employment growth, and productivity growth. The GDP growth and employment growth was diminishing and the productivity growth were decreased. (Economy Overview, 2009) The results of Canada’s economy being in a recession caused job losses and financial burdens on people within Canada. Thus, the issue of the economy should be focus on because of the recession. Governments need to establish plans and carry out these plans in order to sustain our In conclusion; the perspective of solving the problems that occurs in the current country then focusing on the issues in other countries implies that global health should not be a great interest for Canadians. In essence, global health to become a great deal for Canadians is a topic that is still being debated.
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