Health in the Global Community

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Health in the Global Community


Quality health is one of the basic requirements that every individual globally needs to live. Different agencies and facilities are mandated with the provision and ensuring the medical services reach everyone in an affordable way possible (Jani, Joshi, & Mehta, 2019). Women health is one of the categories which need to be given adequate concern. This is because women are the most disposed gender to matters of health and illnesses. These are mostly brought by the food they eat, different lifestyles that they live, and maternal conditions among others. International health organizations work in collaboration with other agencies to improve global nursing and health care.

Globalization and international patterns of health and disease

For there to be formidable ties between countries and nations globally the first aspect that must be taken care of that of human health. Nowadays the world has become a global village where every aspect is being handled by global agencies. This is one area where international patterns have played a significant role. One example of these patterns is that of the affordable health care which has been adopted by many countries including the United States of America. International Health Care Delivery Systems makes sure that the systems put in place meet their desired purpose in the different health care facilities (Jani, Joshi, & Mehta, 2019). Another aspect of globalization and international patterns on health can be identified through the different research activities on matters health. Some organizations like WHO has partnered different entities together to conduct research. These include partnership for educational programming, clinical practice, and research for graduate students in primary health care nursing and community health. This has helped in broadening the minds of doctors and nurses globally on how to approach health and diseases.

Collaborations between International Health Care Organizations

Different health organizations have joined hands globally to make sure the health services reach everyone who needs them. Examples of international health care organizations include WHO (World Health Organization), PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), UN (United Nations), UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Fund), World Bank and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) among others (Welti, et al., 2017). These organizations are sometimes independent, but in other instances, they collaborate to offer health services to the community. Examples of such instances include during natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, droughts, fires among others. The collaboration brings together the organization where they form a strategic team to offer health services to those individuals affected during the disasters. They also hold community awareness programs where they involve the people in the communities and bring them on board on the delivery of health care services. Other non-governmental and non-profit organizations form collaborations too to make sure they deliver the health services. Examples include Carter Center, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ICN (International Council of Nurses), HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) the Red Cross among others.

Major Indicators of Women’s Health

Several health indicators are being used to define women’s health according to research. These major indicators are the life expectancy, mortality rate and morbidity rate. To begin with life expectancy, this is the measurement according to statistics that is used to determine how long a human being lives. Americans have recently been recorded as the country with the highest rates of life. Mortality rates, on the other hand, are the statistics that are used to measure the rate at which people die. Cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases have been reported to be the highest killer diseases that kill women yearly. Many of these diseases are as a result of the different lifestyles and eating disorders that women are venturing into. Lastly, morbidity rates refer to the rate at which people are being admitted to different hospitals. More women are being hospitalized than men currently in the United States of America. Additionally, according to statistics women are having surgeries more than men every year.

Barriers to adequate health care for women

Women have been facing various barriers in their quest to search for adequate health services to different illnesses. Barriers to the delivery to women health should be eliminated to make sure they live a healthy life free from illnesses. One of the barriers is health care access where there is a lack of enough facilities to treat some of the conditions that they suffer from (García-Moreno et al., 2015). A second barrier is that of education and work where they are so much tied to them that they lack enough time to seek health care services. Other barriers include employment and wages, working women and home life and family configuration and marital status.


The globalization of health care services has more advantages than disadvantages. This is because there are a lot of people out there who desire quality health care but are not able to access it. with this different world, health care organizations have teamed up to form a collaboration to reach out to those individuals. On the other hand, women health care should be looked into in a more profound basis because of the different women health indicators. Their mortality and morbidity rate has been on a high and because of these urgent actions needs to be taken to control this. Additionally, the barriers to the delivery to women health should be eliminated to make sure they live a healthy life free from illnesses.




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