The art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts, as opposed to the medical science of preventing disease, or the study of disease in an individual body.
" My general answer is that global health is the study and practice of health issues that transcend international borders ...vs. international health which is the study of health issues that affect people living in the developing world."
Public health issues affecting people in the developing world often include an inability to receive proper vaccinations of preventable disease, malnutrition, no access to clean drinking water, and poverty levels that further compound these issues.
The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, articulating policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
A grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness & pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies & programs
"The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. We are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships to create lasting change." Statistics and resource links.