Sharing their Global Health Passions
Village & Transfer Students
As the new academic year begins, UCSD proves that students who care about pressing Global Health issues are not lacking on this campus. The Students For Global Health student-run organization stopped by the Village block party and found an abundance of new transfers and returning undergrads passionate about the Global Health issues that face our world today.
California may be currently feeling the effects of a drought such as the lack of water or rising utility bills, but many areas of the world lack basics water sanitation. Recent studies suggest that over 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water, about one in nine people. Inadequate drinking water is an important issue in Global Health, one that leads many other problems including a lack of hygiene and the spread of preventable diseases.
Many of the diseases that are endemic to certain regions in the world are preventable or can be treated through certain pharmaceutical drugs. There is often inequity in how these diseases get treated in different regions of the world. Between and within countries there is evidence that those in higher socio-economic classes have better access to health care. Global health is concerned with lowering the rates of preventable diseases in the world, whether through better access to essential treatment or better public education about health issues.