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<i>International aspects of health</i>

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780192629449
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0009
International aspects of health

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Increasingly international aspects of health have become more and more important. The ease and speed of travel and communication make it all the more important that countries communicate about health and share experiences and knowledge. The need for an effective early warning system and intelligence of health changes is clear. The last two decades have seen a whole host of new health problems, which can affect all of us. Changes in lifestyle and the environment are obvious candidates, and the speed of possible transmission of infection is growing. International organizations, such as WHO, have a great responsibility for health protection.

Keywords: international; travel; communication; early warning; health protection; WHO

Chapter.  3509 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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