A-Plus Writer only

A-Plus Writer only

five follow up response 100 words each , references with each part 




Greeting class, in thinking about global health, I want to direct you to two interactive tools.  First is the PBS Global Health Interactive tool.  There you can examine worldwide health issues and prevalence.  Compare and contrast health issues we see here with those that are overseas.  Consider the reasons why health issues overseas, for example, polio or tuberculosis, are not major threats in the U.S.  Second is the Gapminder website.  Gapminder is a non-profit organization committed to providing data on a range of social, environmental, and economic data available to people.  Click on videos and data to explore the data sets available and how researchers are using this freely available data to examine global health issues. Why do you believe this data is important when studying global health? ~





In order to be successful at war, public health is an integral part of the readiness of Soldiers. In my first deployment to Afghanistan, I remember the extensive process we endured to ensure we were in good health and also to establish measures to protect us while overseas. Public Health research continuously refines treatment and prevention methods for Soldiers. After the Gulf War, there were several illnesses discovered overtime that resulted in long-term effects of Veterans. For many years some of the symptoms could not be defined as a specific illness. In fact, there one of the chronic illness is now known as the Gulf War Syndrome. In my peer group, we are faced with different health issues.

As the Weitz suggest, out of the 2 million Soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, it resulted in the fewer loss than other Wars such as the Vietnam War (pg. 150, Weitz). This is as a result of the research of Public Health and increased technology. At the same rate, we have seen new illnesses arise, and a significant increase in Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). I remember having to take several shots to protect me from gastric issues, the threat of Anthrax and other diseases. Therefore, public health is critical to ensuring the success of War to include reducing long-term chronic effects.

This year we witnessed two major hurricanes, Maria and Irma. Post-Hurricane, besides the initial safety check (ensure everyone is alive), Public Health is the most important factor for the Government to focus on. In Puerto Rico as of October 1st, 55% of its population of 3.41 million did not have potable water ((Michaud & Kates, 2017). As of November 16th, it was decreased to 91% (Michaud & Kates, 2017). This resulted in more than double the normal rate of infectious diseases. The hospitals and clinics are the key infrastructures to ensure are supported prior to and especially after a disaster. It is essential to cater for immediate medical care and to maintain treatment. In addition, food, water, and air quality are vital for the sustenance of the survivors. Water and air quality are the first to be contaminated or compromised during a disaster which is essential to life. This is why water is so important to consume in an impending disaster such as a hurricane. Infectious diseases and mental health issues rise tremendously post disasters.

 Public Health Professionals need to know the current status of its population prior to the disaster and ensure through the aid of the government that there is adequate support after. It is essential to saving lives of both humans and animals and to an extent even crops (food). Public Health is a vital concern before and after the war not only for Soldiers but also for the population being affected by it.

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