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Public Health: International Public Health

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."
-- Karen Grepin, "Karen Grepin's Global Health Blog," 

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.

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Preventable Disease


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