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An Introduction to Global Health - mHealth in Reproductive and Child Health (10:10)

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This presentation provides an introduction to the innovative use of technology to improve maternal and child health in low and middle income countries. Two of the major challenges in relation to reproductive and child health is access to health services and the quality of services provided in the health system. In continuation of this we’ll look into how mobile phone interventions can strengthen access to and quality of life saving interventions particularly in the time surrounding the delivery when the woman and the newborns are most vulnerable.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Medical Doctor Stine Lund

An Introduction to Global Health - Nutrition and Infectious Diseases (14:47)

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This video is about interactions between nutritional deficiencies and infections in low-income settings. First, the typical diet in low-income countries, and the most common micronutrient deficiencies will be described, and basic concepts about the malnutrition-infection cycle will be introduced. Then the role of iron, zinc and vitamin A in relation to childhood infections will be discussed. Finally, students will hear about the need for nutritional support to patients with TB and HIV patients.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Henrik Friis

An Introduction to Global Health - The Global Burden of Disease - The rise of Non-Communicable Diseases (15:05)

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This presentation focuses on the rise of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the findings related to NCDs globally. Furthermore, we’ll explore the concept of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), which is the main indicator that’ll be used to monitor burden and disease outcomes for the risk factors.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Dr. Alessandro Demaio

An Introduction to Global Health - The Role of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (12:13)

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This video introduce the student to the UNFPA, its role as global health organization and provides concrete examples of the type of work undertaken by UNFPA. A particular emphasis upon modalities in support of government institutions. One of the most important mandates of UNFPA relate to ensure that people have access to appropriate family planning. This is supported by ensuring that communities have access to a broad range of contraceptives to meet the various needs of different people. Participants: Chief, Procurement Services Branch, UNFPA Eric Dupont

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Flemming Konradsen

Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health: - The Global Burden (07:16)

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In this presentation, we will describe the global levels and trends in major air pollutants and related health burden. Air pollution is an important global risk factor for disease. People who live in more polluted areas develop more often chronic and infectious disease and die prematurely as compared to people living in areas with low air pollution.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen

Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health: - What can we do about Outdoor Air Pollution? (08:16)

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There is a long way before the whole world complies with the WHO guidelines for air quality, but the enormous burden of disease from outdoor air pollution forces us to increase action to come as far as possible. In continuation of this, we will discuss what we can do about air pollution at global, international, national, city and individual levels. Most of the actions to reduce air pollution also mitigates climate change and/or promote health in other ways – so there are many win-win and win-win-win situations

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Steffen Loft

Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health: - Solid Fuel in Households (08:17)

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Nearly one third of the world’s population are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution from the household’s use of solid fuel. The fuel is mainly biomass burning under poor combustion conditions in open fires or primitive stoves and with low ventilation. This costs more than 4 million lives every year and enormous suffering in particular among women and children.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Steffen Loft

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - Tourism impact on the environment on Zanzibar (14:54)

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In this presentation, we will discuss what happens to low-income countries like Zanzibar, when tourists arrive and continue their western lifestyle in a tropical setting with scare resources. We will among other focus on the wastewater generated, the consequences of water use and the tons of solid waste generated by the tourists.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Assistant lecturer Aziza Siba Abdulkadir, Assistant Lecturer Biubwa Faki Ally, Chairman Seif Masoud Miskry, Director General Sheha Mjaja Juma, Lecturer Ali makame Ussi, Lecturer Fatma Hamid Saleh, Professor Flemming Konradsen, Professor Mohammed Ali Sheikh

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - The impacts of tourism on local communities (13:01)

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In this presentation, we will discuss how tourism affects different local communities, including Zanzibar. A study from Zanzibar published in 2015 found that only 20 percent of the GDP generated by tourism occurred to local communities, so it seems possible to develop forms of tourism with greater benefits to the population of Zanzibar, including local population.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Associate Professor Stig Jensen, Professor Flemming Konradsen

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - International hotel certifications (15:08)

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This presentation introduces the term “death by tourism” and discuss’ the impact of uncontrolled tourism on local communities. In continuation of this, we will discuss the importance of Certification of Sustainable Tourism and introduce the three types of Sustainability Certification schemes.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Lean and Green Process Consultant Niels Riis Jensen, Professor Flemming Konradsen

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - Impacts of tourism and human activity on the marine environment (15:42)

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In this presentation, we will discuss the impacts of tourism on marine environment in Zanzibar. In continuation of this, we will discuss sustainable development challenges regarding small island environments. Among challenges are rapid growing populations, a constantly rising number of tourists, limited freshwater resources, and fragile marine ecosystem.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Marine Scientist Peter Anton Stæhr, Professor Flemming Konradsen, Professor Mohammed Ali Sheikh

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - Tourism development and the health of coral reefs (06:37)

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In this presentation, we will discuss how tourism development affects the coral reefs and in continuation of this, we will examine the Crown-of-Thorn Starfish invasion around Zanzibar. Reefs sustain human society, such as fishermen's livelihood and they are also a key asset for the tourist industry. However, the reefs are also under pressure from a range of human induced stresses, including the expanding tourism.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Professor Flemming Konradsen, Researcher Ali Ussi