Flashcards in Global health patterns Deck (15):
what is health?
a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
what is morbidity?
illness and reporting of disease
what is mortality?
the death of people
what is attack rate?
the number of cases of a disease diagnosed in an area divided by the total population over the period of epidemic
what is infant mortality?
the number of deaths of children under the age of 1 year
what is case mortality?
the number of people divided by the disease divided by the number of those diagnosed as having the disease
what is crude death rate?
the number of deaths per 1,000 per year
what are non-communicable diseases?
a medical condition or disease that is by definition non-transmissiable among people
what are communicable diseases?
infectious diseases that can be passed on e.g aids
as societies and nations develop...
the economic and social conditions in which people live should improve
economic developments linked with improved health include -
technology to improve food productivity
improved transport, infrastructure
investment in drainage and sewage
trading of resources
social developments with improved health include-
advances in medical technology
better training for doctors nurses etc
health in world affairs
why was more not done to control the disease before it became and epidemic in spring 2014?
governements of affected countries lacked ...
-finances to provide adequate medical treatment
-infrastructure to warn people
-lack of awareness amongst most countries
-lack of international support
-poor housing conditions,dirty water