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Global Health and Social Medicine

Global health is the health of populations in the worldwide context; it has been defined as "the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide". Problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic impact are often emphasized. Thus, global health is about worldwide health improvement (including mental health), reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders. Global health is not to be confused with international health, which is defined as the branch of public health focusing on developing nations and foreign aid efforts by industrialized countries. Global health can be measured as a function of various global diseases and their prevalence in the world and threat to decrease life expectancy in the present day.

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Total Publications
Lifetime
306,178
Prior Five Years
101,896
Total Citations
Lifetime
6,730,767
Prior Five Years
1,148,338
Total Scholars
Lifetime
61,955
Prior Five Years
39,941

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