Short Biography of Hippocrates
Hippocrates, (460-377? BC), an extraordinary medical writer of Greece. Little is known of his life beyond the fact that he was a physician on the island of Cos, ...
During my 35 years working in global health, I found it challenging, and very rewarding. The route to a career in global health is varied. I will present my odyssey, as it is different than most, than again there is no specified pathway. Much of it occurs by chance.
I am from Williamsville NY, just 20 miles from Niagara Falls. In high school I was proud to be a solid C-student, as I found reading more interesting than learning American History. I went to the University of Buffalo on scholarship as I was a sole surviving son of a deceased or disa ...
This presents the leading causes of death in the world. We hear much about Ebola, Zika, H1N1, but for the past 30 years Non-Communicable diseases have been the leading causes of death. Our grandparents used to die of pneumonia and other infectious disease, now they live much longer and die for the most part of CHD. It has been an amazing transformation in the world. As seen for developing countries below, even here, most of the deaths result from Chronic ...
Do you think the world is getting healthier?
Most people if asked think that the world is falling a part, people are dying all around us, children are dying like flies in Africa.
They are completely wrong.
The best measure of global health is life expectancy. Since 1950 life expectancy world wide has risen from 45 years of age to over 35. Prior to 1950 live expectancy increased one year from every 200,000 years. Since 1950 to 2010, for ever year of life gained, it only took two years. Even more amazing is that between 2010 and 2015 there ...
Many students across the world want to become involved with Global Health. Yet, how does one become join global health organization. I thought everyone once in a while as part of our learning about global health, I would give hints and tell you about my experiences. For many there is a mystical charm about global health. The opportunity to take a “medical vacation” to help others to become healthy. Walking through the swamps, stamping out disease, making the world better.
Global health as practiced now is quite different than 100 years ago.& ...