In an increasingly interconnected world, the mission of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Global Health Center is to promote the ideal of health for all. Our goals and objectives encompass the domains of education, research, and service, which intersect and overlap in all of our actions. The Global Health Center serves as a central coordinating structure for all of Einstein's global health activities, through which they can be integrated to bring out their synergies, with the ultimate goal of reducing disparities in health and alleviating human suffering.
Headlines in Global Health
Spurious Tuberculosis Drugs Posea Threat: Substandard tuberculosis drugs sold by pharmacies in poor countries are a growing public health threat, but the problem could be alleviated if governments enforced World Health Organization standards, a new study reports.
NEW: WHO Health Equity Monitor Monitor currently includes about 30 reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health indicators in 91 countries - 90- of which are LMIC's, disaggregated by child's sex, place of residence (rural vs urban), wealth quintile, and education level.
A Global View of Health — An Unfolding Series, NEJM, 1/3/2013
Disease Eradication, NEJM, 1/3/2013
Global Burden of Disease Study 2010: the largest ever systematic effort to describe the global distribution and causes of a wide array of major diseases, injuries, and health risk factors.
For Americans Under 50, Stark Findings on Health
U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, Editors; Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries; Committee on Population; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
US Institute of Medicine IOM - January 2013
Available online at: http://bit.ly/13iMwQB
High gold price worsens global health damage from mercury -UN