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Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases are spread by contact with something that contains a germ and include diseases such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, and tuberculosis


Disabilities affect people of all age groups, all demographics, and in all regions and countries. The number of people living with a disability is high—and growing. Many factors contribute to the rising number of people with disabilities worldwide.

Global Health Security

Diseases spread faster and more unpredictably than ever before. These emerging global threats require new global solutions.

Health Diplomacy

Health diplomacy is intergovernmental collaboration to strengthen technical knowledge, health systems, and policies

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Global health issues that affect members of the LGBT community.

Global Water Supply and Safety

Clean water and hygiene are very important in improving global health, meaning many projects are focused on this area

Non-Communicable Diseases

Cancer, lung, heart disease, and other non-communicable diseases are the leading causes of death among humans

Maternal and Child Health

Global health issues that affect mothers and their children in particular and range from HIV/AIDS to midwife education and child vaccination