Bibliography on Globalization and Health

2098 WordsJan 27, 20188 Pages
Globalization and Health Globalization has had a huge effect on health, both positive and negative. Because of increased mobility due to globalization, health professionals are able to cross borders with stunning speed in order to deliver care and patients in need of certain treatments have benefited from the ability to leave their country for care. The Internet makes it easier to alert the relevant authorities to the outbreak of a disease and to share information on health issues. However, globalization has had negative effects on health as well. When the Europeans first traveled and colonized the world, they brought with them terrible diseases, killing over 90% of the population. The Aztec, Maya, and Inca tribes were the most affected by these diseases. International travel and globalization has brought many diseases, previously native to certain countries, all over the world. For example, Chagas Disease, a disease spread by insects brought over from Mexican immigrants, has infected more than 500,000 citizens of America. Illegal drug trade, another result of globalization, is also having a negative effect on health. Another negative effect of globalization is the recognition of medical degrees of less developed countries by developed countries. Young medical professionals from less-developed countries finish their training in developed nations and tend to stay to develop their careers and raise their families. This drains less developed countries of needed health care
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