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An Introduction to Global Health - Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) - a Measure for Disease Burden (09:11)
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This presentation provides an introduction to the calculation and use of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). DALY is increasingly used as a measurement for disease burden when comparing the relative burden of specific diseases or a combination of diseases across or within populations.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global Health
Author:
Epidemiologist Dan W. Meyrowitsch
Date Added:
01/07/2013
An Introduction to Global Health - Epidemiological and Demographic Transition (18:46)
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This presentation provides an introduction to the principles of demographic and epidemiological transition with specific focus on how changes in life expectancy, socio-economic factors and life conditions will change the landscape of global disease burdens.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global Health
Author:
Epidemiologist Dan W. Meyrowitsch
Date Added:
01/07/2014
An Introduction to Global Health - Global Burden of Diseases (19:44)
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This presentation provides an overview of the major determinants and specific drivers of epidemiological transition and changes in disease burdens, including demographic factors, urbanisation, diet, economics, climate changes, disasters, health sector reforms, health care and health care technology.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global Health
Author:
Epidemiologist Dan W. Meyrowitsch
Date Added:
01/07/2014
An Introduction to Global Health - Health Determinants (10:40)
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What determines our health? Why does life expectancy differ so much from country to country, or even from one group to another in the same country? Well, there is no easy answer to these questions. There are many factors that play a part in determining the well-being of the population, or even of an individual. In global health, we call these factors determinants of health. Determinants of health interact with each other, and influence our health status is in numerous ways, in turn influencing our well-being, morbidity, mortality, and life expectancy. As you already know, the first and most important health determinant is income. Income of an individual or a household, but also income of the country a person lives in. Other important health determinants are education, access to water, diet, environment and many more. In this presentation we will look closer at how health determinants determine an individual’s health, and how different health determinants interact with each other.

Get transcript for video here: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/module/58789/overview

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Karolinska Institutet
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global health
Author:
Professor Anna Mia Ekström
Date Added:
10/14/2015
An Introduction to Global Health - Health Indicators (13:06)
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No matter what your area of interest is, you need to know how to evaluate your subject, how to measure it. Global health is measured using something we call health indicators. To understand how a population in a country, or in a region, or even a part of a city is doing, you need to know its health indicators. How long do people live in this country? How many children die before they reach their fifth birthday in this city? What is the weight of children and adults in the northern part of the country? How many women die in childbirth in the country? Once you have looked at these numbers and compared them with other populations, you can make sense of the health situation of a population. In this lecture you will some basic health indicators, and also how the data is collected.
Get transcript for video here: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/module/58789/overview

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Karolinska Institutet
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global health
Author:
MD PhD Helena Nordenstedt
Date Added:
10/14/2015
An Introduction to Global Health - Infectious Diarrheal Diseases (12:51)
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This presentation provides an introduction to diarrheal diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and other disease causing agents or pathogens. Furthermore, we’ll look at the range of syndromes associated with diarrhea and uncover two significant pathogens: rotavirus and vibrio cholera. Finally, we’ll delve into methods for managing diarrheal diseases and the significance of sanitation in preventing diarrheal diseases.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global Health
Author:
Infectious Disease Researcher Suhella Tulsiani
Date Added:
01/07/2014
An Introduction to Global Health - Population (8:39)
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You must know the basic facts about the world population in order to grasp global health. You
need to know where people live in this world, how the world population is changing based on
the number of babies born per woman, on average, in the world as a whole and in the
different regions. And finally, you must learn how, why, and when the fast population growth in the world will
come to an end during this century. Please look at this video with five video clips where this is explained. And if something is surprising to you, please look twice.
Get transcript for video here: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/module/58789/overview

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Karolinska Institutet
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global health
Author:
Professor Hans Rosling
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Swedish Global Health Podcast: Episode 1 Part 1 Sir Michael Marmot by Svenska Läkaresällskapet
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The Swedish Global Health Podcast - A Podcast about Global Health and Sustainable Development is aimed at anyone interested in knowing more about this exciting topic! It is co-produced by the Swedish Society of Medicine's Committee for Global Health and the Swedish Society of Medicine's student and junior doctor section. The first episode consists of two parts.

In the first part of Episode 1, we interview Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London about the current state of Global Health, with special focus on Health Equity.

In this Podcast one student and one member of the Committee for Global Health have a dialogue with one or two experts in global health, discussing their research/work, what they think are the most pressing interventions needed to achieve the sustainable development goals, and how we can all contribute to equitable health and sustainable development.

The target audience is doctors, students, professionals and anyone interested in global health and sustainable development.

It is our hope that the Podcast will stir the discussion among students, youth, junior and senior professionals alike and, ultimately, push the engagement for global health!

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
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Author:
Anna Ekman
Helena Frielingsdorf Lundqvist
Svenska Läkaresällskapet
Swedish Society of Medicine
Date Added:
11/20/2019