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Hans Rosling: New Insights on Poverty

Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

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US Public Health Service PSA, 1980

Romper Room-based animated spot in which Mr. Do-Bee stresses the importance of treating "lazy eye" before age 6.


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Zoonotic Diseases in Cambodia

At least sixty percent of all emerging infectious diseases start their life in animals. These zoonotic diseases, as they are known, are a particular problem in Asia. Two French organisations are monitoring illnesses in animals, such as bird flu, in Cambodia to avoid outbreaks in humans.
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Malnourished Children in Haiti

One in five children in Haiti is malnourished. US organisation Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is treating 8,000 children with a high energy, nutritious peanut paste. Taken over six weeks, the course helps children to gain 4 grammes per kilogramme of weight per day. MFK employees grow, roast and grind the peanuts locally and is hoping to grow enough peanuts in the future to be able to export them to other countries in need.
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Hypertension in China

In the last 10 years the proportion of people with high blood pressure in China has almost doubled - from 10 to over 18% of the population. A key contributing factor is unhealthy lifestyles, so the government has gone on the offensive by organising community education campaigns on healthy living. Banks are also taking part by making it possible for people to check their blood pressure at the same time as checking their bank balance.
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Video Focus

Food System Thinking

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future has been applying big-picture thinking to the food system since 1996, and has been educating the public, policymakers and advocates on key food system issues. The Center has focused on issues such as the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the resulting increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms, the public health risks of arsenic in some agricultural antibiotics, and the "food desert" phenomenon whereby some communities cannot easily access healthy foods. The Center funds research on these and other food system issues, and also tries to translate its research findings into policy. It often partners with impacted communities to both conduct the research and disseminate the findings. More.

Public Health 101

US Public Health Service PSA, 1980

Romper Room-based animated spot in which Mr. Do-Bee stresses the importance of treating "lazy eye" before age 6.

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Epidemiology & BioStatistics

The Singular Science of John Snow

From the John Snow Bicentenary event, "Epidemiology Today and Tomorrow" on Thursday 11 April 2013 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
 
Nigel Paneth, University Distinguished Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Pediatrics & Human Development, Michigan State University.

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Health Behavior

Health Belief Model

An overview of the Health Belief Model, one of the most common models in the public health field. More.

Health Services

If Air Travel Worked like Health Care

Join us in this exploration of what would happen if air travel functioned like health care. The video exposes several key issues within modern day health care, such as non-centralized patient information and outdated technologies. More.

Community Health

It Takes a Village: Building Healthier Communities

Partnership for a Healthy Community presents a talk on the importance of community in building health care.    More.

Environmental Health

Food System Thinking

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future has been applying big-picture thinking to the food system since 1996, and has been educating the public, policymakers and advocates on key food system issues. The Center has focused on issues such as the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the resulting increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms, the public health risks of arsenic in some agricultural antibiotics, and the "food desert" phenomenon whereby some communities cannot easily access healthy foods. The Center funds research on these and other food system issues, and also tries to translate its research findings into policy. It often partners with impacted communities to both conduct the research and disseminate the findings. More.

Global Health

Hypertension in China

In the last 10 years the proportion of people with high blood pressure in China has almost doubled - from 10 to over 18% of the population. A key contributing factor is unhealthy lifestyles, so the government has gone on the offensive by organising community education campaigns on healthy living. Banks are also taking part by making it possible for people to check their blood pressure at the same time as checking their bank balance. More.