Developing Health Care Systems in Societies with Few Resources

Traditionally, global medicine consisted of eradicating disease, providing clean water and teaching good hygiene.

Today it includes the issue of how to develop health care systems in societies that have fewer resources than we do. It also deals with underrecognized problems such as the effects of traffic accidents and how to tackle access to surgical procedures, as well as larger issues such as malnutrition.

When those of us in more affluent parts of the world become teachers and mentors, we can help local populations move towards better all-round medical care.

Below are links to resources that are helping to develop more effective health care systems in these underserved societies.

UCSF Global Medicine

International Orthopaedics

Haiti

Teachers and mentors educate the local population on better health care systems

Malawi Project