Global health: how does it relate to global studies?

    Considering that the majority of master’s programmes within the Global Studies Institute are not directly health-related, my incentive to write this blog is to highlight the importance of health by demonstrating that health impacts, and is in turn impacted by, many sectors of society. Additionally, I introduce the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, an organisation dedicated to improving tropical medicine and global health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”[1]. Health therefore can impact all aspects...

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