Health in the global community. women’s health | Community Health | Florida National University
Globalization is the process through which countries or regions become increasingly interconnected and interdependent, resulting in the exchange of goods, services, capital, cultures, ideas and technologies on a global scale. This transformation has led to greater access to health care for billions of people around the world. However, globalization has also had an uneven impact across different societies and nations with regards to health and disease patterns.
In general terms, globalization has enabled increased access to medical knowledge, drugs and treatments from other parts of the world that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable in many low-income countries. For example, advances in medical technology have made healthcare more accessible than ever before. Additionally, international funding initiatives are providing additional resources for public health interventions such as immunizations that can help reduce disparities between rich and poor countries when it comes to disease prevention methods.
At the same time however, globalization has also exposed vulnerable populations to new risks related to changes in climate conditions due to pollution caused by industrial products produced elsewhere; increased spread of infectious diseases via air travel; malnutrition due to food insecurity; environmental degradation caused by overconsumption etc. Moreover, inequalities between nations in terms of economic resources limit their ability for effective responses against global epidemics like HIV/AIDS or Ebola virus outbreaks—which highlight some major international health issues associated with globalization today.
Overall then it’s important recognize how both positive and negative aspects associated with globalization have had an impact on international patterns of health and disease around the world—and work together towards solutions that aim at reducing these disparities while promoting better outcomes for all citizens globally.