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Health is Better in Wealthier Countries
Health is defined as your physical, mental and social well-being, and the absence of disease
Health varies in different parts of the world
Health is difficult to measure, which makes it difficult to compare the health of people in two
places
o There are…

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Global Morbidity Patterns are Different Depending on the Type of
Disease
Morbidity means illness
Morbidity indicators include:
o Prevalence ­ the total number of cases in a population at a particular time
o Incidence ­ the number of new cases in a population during a particular time frame
These indicators…

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Case Study ­ An Infectious Disease

HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS?
HIV/AIDS is the human immunodeficiency virus which causes the illness AIDS
It invades the white blood cells in the blood, preventing them from producing antibodies, so
the body becomes a target of everyday infections and cell changes

How is the…

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The Regional Picture




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South Africa ­ The HIV Positive Muppet

The South African version of the children's educational programme Sesame Street has
introduced an HIV positive character.
The programme, aimed at very young children, wants to show that those living with HIV are
no different to others and should be treated as such.…

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Impact of HIV/AIDS




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Botswana ­ HIV/AIDS Case Study




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Thailand ­ HIV/AIDS Case Study




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