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1

What is an issue with macro metrics (e.g. the under 5 mortality rate, infant and neonatal mortality rate)

they miss the qualitative elements

2

Roughly how many people were displaced in 2017?

68.5 Million (most ever)

3

What is global health intertwined with and why?

Ethics: because the idea that global health should direct resources in order to maximize the potential of health and decrease the burden of diseases is an inherently ethical statement

4

How do Stuckler & McKee, 2008 define global health

The broadest form of public health
• with aims to decrease the worldwide burden of disease
• with priority given to those risk factors and diseases that make the greatest contribution to this burden
• Resources are to be directed to maximize the potential health effects

5

8 Billionaires own as much wealth as how many of the poorest people?

3.6 Billion

6

The richest 1% have the same amount of income as?

the poorest 56%

7

The richest 20% earn what % of the world income?

81.2%

8

The second richest 20% earn what % of the world income?

9.4%

9

The third richest 20% earn what % of the world income?

5.6%

10

The second poorest 20% earn what % of the world income?

2.4%

11

The poorest 20% earn what % of the world income?

1.4%

12

What % of the world population lives on under $2/day

40%

13

Which 3 countries have the most ultra high net worth individuals

1. USA (by a LOT)
2. China
3. UK

14

What is absolute poverty?

proportion of people living with less than or equal to $1.9 in purchasing power parity

15

What is infant mortality

proportion of babies who die within their first year of life

16

How much of the global economy is invested in the military-industrial complex?

$2.4 trillion (4.4%)

17

What is Humanitarianism?

Assistance designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of large-scale emergencies

18

What is Contemporary Humanitarianism?

Humanitarianism is being redefined because of austerity - Now there is a: `Vicious circle`` global health neglect→ humanitarian crises -->humanitarian responses stop because illusion that something is being done

e.g. MSF pulling refugees out of the Mediterranean because no one else would

19

Where does Humanitarianism have its origins? How was it formalized?

1. Battlefield

2. Codified in International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions

20

What is Praxis?

the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized

21

Approximately how many cases of ebola were there? How many deaths?

~30,000 cases
~10,000 deaths

22

How many health care workers died of ebola? How many MSF

500
28 (14 died)

23

Which 3 countries were most affected by the ebola outbreak?

Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia

24

What is Triumphalism?

celebrate humanitarian heroes but on the ground, but not actually giving them the support they need (creates the illusion of control)