Global Health Goals and Health Disparities

Baccalaureate education provides learning of globalization, diversity, and sensitivity to vulnerable populations healthcare (AACN, 2008).  
This activity is designed for you to examine global health goals and health disparities among vulnerable groups.  Start by selecting one of the eight Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs) from the World Health Organization (WHO).  After choosing one of the MDGs, explore a specific outcome measurement (indicator) for a country of your choosing, from the list below, to determine the progress towards achieving the MDG. In addition, you will explore nursing roles that would be helpful in achieving the MDG. 

Countries

France

Italy

Singapore

Spain

Japan

Greece

Iceland

United Kingdom

Ireland

Sweden
 

Germany

Israel

Switzerland

UAE

China

Rwanda

USA

Cuba

Iran

Iraq

Venezuela

Syria

Ethiopia

Brazil

Sudan

Kenya

North Korea

India

South Africa

Saudi Arabia

Nicaragua

Ecuador

Australia

Chad

Haiti

Canada

South Korea

Russia

Central African Republic

Republic of the Congo

Also, you will explore health disparities among vulnerable population groups.  The term health disparities describes the phenomenon of different health outcomes of varied vulnerable groups of citizens. Access the Virtual Library and search in the CINAHL full text database the term health disparity.  Choose at least two articles that describe health disparities of a particular vulnerable population or group of people (gender or sexuality identity-based groups, children, elderly, disabled, ethnic, or cultural minority).
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