Difference Between Global Health and Public Health

Global health as a scientific and evidence based specialty of Healthcare has created a triplization paradigm in healthcare delivery using the strengths inherent in globalization, geopolitical interdependence, and individualization.

Global health training at JLI provides a very strong foundation for the knowledge and skills a healthcare professional requires for international public health engagements, health systems management, careers in domestic and international healthcare policy and disciplines like environmental and occupational hygiene.

Opportunities in Global Health Policy and Operations are in Institutions and departments where research, technology, government, and society intersect and include large worldwide agencies like the WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, Red Cross etc., governmental and non-governmental institutions, private healthcare service providers (public health CROs), research based companies, corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments or foundations/trusts (e.g., Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, ) of large corporate houses, etc.

What is the difference between Global Health and Public Health?

Global Health and Public Health as two specialties of healthcare have similar overarching goals with professionals engaged in betterment of individual health, constant improvement in longevity, improve quality of life, socioeconomic upliftment, manage and mitigate short term and long-term health risks, etc.

However, the approach and operations of both the specialties differ in relation to geopolitical symbiosis, population health, healthcare economics and interrelationship among allied disciplines.

With an expected overlap between the two streams table below provides a few basic differences:

Global Health Public Health
Geopolitical Healthcare problems and policy issues that transcend internationally Major focus is on specific communities or meeting national goals
Collaboration and Alliances Global. Strongly propagates interdependence and not merely a flow of resources and information from the developed to the developing nations National. Based on economic and knowledge dependence of the developing on the developed, directly or via world associations and organizations.
Population Health Prevention and clinical Primarily Prevention
Healthcare economics and outreach Equitable distribution of healthcare resources including finances among nations Healthcare equity within a nation or locality
Interrelationship amongst Allied Disciplines Supports high interdisciplinary approach Multidisciplinary, especially with healthcare and social sciences

James Lind Institute offers various online healthcare training programs including Advanced PG Diploma in Global Health Management & Policy. One of our flagship programs, the Master of Science in Health Management has already attracted many applicants from Kenya and the whole jli-click-here-to-know-moreAfrican region. To know more visit the following link

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