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Closing the Gap: Tackling Global Health Challenges

Closing the Gap: Tackling Global Health Challenges


Closing The Gap: Tackling Global Health Challenges


Fri, April 11, 2014; 13:15 - 14:30
Location: SBS, Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

When we think of Global Health, most think of disease and waterborne illness—HIV/AIDS, TB, or diarrheal disease. However, nearly 65 percent of annual deaths are due to non-communicable disease—diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory disease; 80 percent of deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries; and mental disorder, a global burden unlike others, is quickly becoming the number one cause of disability globally—more than heart disease, cancer, and HIV. Practitioners and policy makers are devising creative business models that broaden where healthcare is provided, how it is paid for, and who provides it. Join us for an inside look on how global health leaders are disrupting the system to tackle this changing landscape.




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