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Health Issues

Key words
· Health ­ A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing
· Morbidity ­ Illness and disease
· Mortality ­ The death of people
· Attack rate ­ Number of cases of a disease diagnosed in an area, divided by the
total pop, over the…

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· Infectious disease more common in developing countries
· Non-communicable disease is more common in developed countries
· Differences within and between countries

Global Patterns of Mortality
· Poorest countries often have the highest number of deaths. Niger and Sierra Leone
have death rates of 20+/1000
· However, some have…

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· A taboo subject in many countries, making the spread of information difficult
· In 2007, 30-36million people were living with it and 2.1million had died because of it
· Sub-Saharan Africa the worst affected ­ has 10% of the world's population and 75%
of the world's cases
· Major…

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Food and Health

Key Words
· Overweight: weighing more than what is normal or healthy. Having a BMI over 25,
1.6billion people as considered to be this
· Obesity: morbidly fat/overweight with a BMI over 30. 400million children in the
world are in this state
· Malnutrition: resulting from some…

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· Global shift in diet towards unhealthier foods
· Decrease in physical activity ­ low energy work, more transport, urbanisation
· Cancer
· Airlines recalculate passenger capacity
· Diabetes ­ global epidemic
· Cardiovascular disease ­ world's number one killer -17million per year
· USA triple width coffins…

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Healthcare in Cuba
· People have an equal right to treatment
· National priority
· Government has improved: sanitation, nutrition, medical services, education,
housing, employment, resources distribution & economic growth
· Infant mortality: 5.6/1000 a year
· Life Expectancy: 77years
· In the past 35 years the number of health…

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Health and Globalisation

Key Terms
· Transnational Corporations: control international markets. A company which
operates in at least two different countries, include the largest companies in the
world and usually the headquarters are based in developed countries whilst
production takes place in LEDCs
· Globalisation: the close economic interdependence between…

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· Through its Positive Action Programme, GSK works with many community based
groups to provide information, care, counselling and other services for sufferers

Production of Tobacco
· LEDCs are converting from traditional crop farming to tobacco growing
· BAT is the largest Agribusiness in Kenya, contracting 17,000 farmers, cultivating…

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Tobacco Transnationals
· Phillip Morris, RJ Reynolds & British American Tobacco are the world's largest
tobacco TNCs
· Own or lease plants in 60 countries
· Have a total revenue of US$70billion
· 1.2billion smokers worldwide: 800million are found in LEDCs
· TNCs target LEDCs with advertising and marketing


Mr A Gibson


Well laid out document which is easy to study the health issues in the world on a range of scales. Uses text, diagrams, tables and bullets which improves clarity.



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