Tag Archives: AIDS

Global Issues and Health Trends in Health Care: Disease Burden Assessment

The critical element required in the assessment of disease is a measurement tool. According to Hyder (2000), measuring elements include; measures of mortality, demographic measures, disability, disease burden, projections and measures of morbidity. Choosing various levels of analysis, such as age, sex, with probable cause in a specific subpopulation has to be considered (World Health […]

Glaxo Smith Kline, Bristol-Myers Squbb, and AIDS in Africa case Case summary

The Glaxo Smith Kline, Bristol-Myers Squbb, and AIDS in Africa case present ethical scenarios of enormous ethical implications. The case mainly touches on issues of AIDS patients’ medication, patents and intellectual property rights and economic fairness.  The companies discussed in this case, Glaxo Smith Kline and Bristol-Myers Squibb, are renowned manufacturers of different drugs and […]

Robin Cook’s Mutation: a Look at Genetic Engineering in Humans

Genetic engineering in spite of being an exceedingly advanced technique fails to acquire universal acceptance throughout the globe. Numerous ethical concerns surface concerning the utilization of experimental animals. The modifications set up in the genes of living things are the principal concern of many people. Even though, an extensive assortment of new products has been […]

Genetic Engineering: A leap in to the future or a leap towards destruction?

Introduction Science is a creature that continues to evolve at a much higher rate than the beings that gave it birth. The transformation time from tree-shrew, to ape, to human far exceeds the time from an analytical engine, to a calculator, to a computer. However, science, in the past, has always remained distant. It has […]

Global Issues in Health Care

Global issues in health care have recently become a major challenge facing the health sector. Global issues include increased mortality and morbidity due to the rising disease burden of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and poverty among others. Assessment of disease burden by use of the various summary measures used in health data management is […]

Global Health Initiatives and Their Goals

Global health initiatives are organizations that fund other organizations that implement programs and research on global diseases. These initiatives are one of the benefits of globalization. GHIs provide additional resources to health efforts on a global scale. GHIs source for funds and disburse them to organizations all around the world that deal with major global […]

Effects of Globalization on South Africa: Global Community

South Africa constitutes one of the countries whose economies are assuming an elevated niche in the global economy. Currently, it assumes one of the top ten positions in the global stock market. With regard to wealth and standards of living, it is among the top fifty countries on a global scale. However, there are inherent […]

Foundational frameworks of Quality Improvement, QI

Contents Foundational frameworks of Quality Improvement, QI    1 Different definition of the quality of care of various health care stakeholders    2 Roles of clinicians and patients in QI    2 Why is quality management needed in the health care industry?    3 What areas must be monitored for quality?    4 Regulatory and Accrediting associations involved in QI […]

Effectiveness of Male Circumcision in Reducing HIV Transmission

The HIV virus spreads silently before wreaking devastation that consequently creates a legacy of both social and economic instability. AIDS, which is the first successive wave of HIV transmission, decimates economies, public institutions and families indiscriminately. In the absence of any mitigating measures, HIV presents a portent of disaster in the offing. It is for […]