Preventive vs Curative Services

Global Health Systems

Unit 2 Discussion Board

World Health Organization involvement in Global Health Care Assistance

World Health Organization was established a little after World War II, in Geneva, Switzerland. This organization provides valuable resources such as tools or funding to aid in developing global research. There are many other organizations that assist in global health other ways but the World Health Organization provides direct and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations System. They provide leadership on global health matters which includes shaping the health research system. This company has had a close hand in establishing, studying, eradicating, and preventing communicable diseases. Communicable diseases are diseases caused by bacteria, virus, or fungus that invade the tissue within the body. This can come from contact with another person by touch (Staphylococcus), sex (Gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS), oral or fecal matter (Hepatitis A, Influenza, TB). There is also contact with an object or diseased surface (Norwalk virus), from foods (Salmonella, E. Coli), through the blood (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B), or even water (Cholera). There is also a chance of catching a communicable disease through insects or bug bits (Malaria, Yellow Fever, Plague), and the air like Tuberculosis, and Measles. WHO has played a vital role in getting rid of Smallpox, which is amazing because Ebola is almost a thing of the past as well. According to research, WHO is currently working on HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. WHO is behind the World Health Report, which is the report on the health status of the international level.

Communicable Diseases  
afghanistan Medium risks, Communicable diseases are the cause of 60% of all outpatient visits, and more than half of all deaths. Bacterial Diarrhea, Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Malaria.
Bahamas Tuberculosis (Serious infectious bacterial disease of the lungs), as of 2016 it has become high risk at 84%
Cambodia High risk county, Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Malaria. Duke National University of Singaporehelps in manage diseases.
Dominician Republic High risks, Bacterial Diarrhea, Hepatitis A & E, Typhoid Fever
india High Risks, Rabies, Leptospirosis, Dengue Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Bacterial Diarrhea, Hepatitis A & E, Typhoid Fever
Thialand High Risks, Bacterial Diarrhea, Dengue Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria
Morocco Medium risks, Neonatal disorders (birth trauma, congenital malformations, Prematurity, Haemolytic disorders), diarrhea, low respiratory, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis


Funding or financial sources for this project and every other project that WHO has undertaking comes from various places. Reports from 2014-2015suggested that WHOs’ budget was estimated to be $4 billion. $930 million was provided my members of the states, while $3 million from voluntary contributions.

References, 10/08/2016, World Health Organization, Prerna Banati, Jean-Paul Moatti, “The Positive Contributions of Global Health Initiatives” “Non-Gov’t Organization (NGO) working in Health Research”, Fogarty International Center”

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