The Impact Of Globalization On Global Health

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The development intensification of economic, political, ecological, social and cultural interconnections across international borders, it is what alludes to the term globalisation (Steger, 2009). Globalization is often argued to the only route to development and human contentment. However, these advances particularly in technology, political integrations and economic growth within and between countries has fragmented or shrunk the aspects of space, time and speed to some extent, at the environmental disbursement (Bozorgmehr, 2010). Additionally, all high-income countries (HICs), middle-income countries (MICs) and low-income countries LICs have unparalleled challenges associated with source, supply, demand, use and distribution of food, water, …show more content…

global obesity also referred to as “globesity” is nearly three times higher than 1975 statistics and malnutrition affects 12.9% people worldwide (WHO,2017). Defects of current global good systems are leading to human health burdens, society`s economic and environmental costs. Therefore, examining intensification of global overweight and, this report will explore the relationship between globalisation and commercial, economic, political, and social/cultural determinants of health in shaping food systems. Furthermore, the report will also discuss the manifestation and the globesity risks on public health, society and potentially environment (consumerism) along with evaluating global action and strategic responses addressing obesity …show more content…

The measurement is most functional in calculating overweight or obesity at population-level for both sexes across entire adults ages; withal, the level of body fat varies among individuals; however, overweight and obesity calculation does not measure the body fat and muscle mass directly (WHO,2012). 3. Double-Edged Sword: malnutrition and obesity trends Based on 2016 data, young people (aged 5-19years) went from 1% of obese to 6% (girls) and 8% (boys. Alarmingly, 41 million under 5 years of age children were also reported to be overweight (WHO,2017). On the other hand, malnutrition is shown to be declining (fig.1), yet; in under 5s it is still as high as 780 million (12.9%) globally- mainly found in LICs (fig.2) (WHO, 2017). Among adults (18+), more than 650 million (13%) were quantified as obese along with a verge of 2 billion (39%) overweight in 2016. Moreover, unlike children or young people, in adulthood the epidemic rate among sexes is slightly lower in men (11%) than women (15%)

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