Module One: Introduction To International Public Health
Who Are The Forgotten?
Relationship Between Poverty And Disease In South Africa
Forgotten people often suffer multiple disadvantages. Image Source
The field of international public health is by definition global in scope. Leaders in this field focus on the needs of people who are most disadvantaged, those who are largely forgotten. Indeed, enormous wealth and knowledge benefit the world's affluent people, while some three billion persons subsist on less than US $2.50 per day.
These people are often separated from mainstream society by disparities in ethnicity, language, education, financial resources and geographic location. As a result, they strain to make a living on the minimal resources of their communities, often without the benefit of essential nutrition, basic housing, primary school education, safe water and elementary healthcare afforded to those more fortunate.2
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