Global Population and Health

General Information

The year 2011 saw the global human population reach seven billion, a number which was not missed by members of the media and research communities who used the milestone to raise awareness about growing concerns of sustainability.  Earth’s resources, including space, are indeed finite, and it will take innovative ideas to maintain healthy standards of living without persistent and unsustainable demands being placed on our ecosystems.  Read below for more information about creative solutions to these challenges and what role women play in promoting health and wellness in an ever-growing global community.

Academic References

Academic institutions can make immense contributions to global population and health initiatives by partnering with local nonprofit organizations, working to understand the driving forces behind the spread of disease, or by helping to integrate traditional knowledge and modern medicine.  Through intern programs or field work, students and their mentors develop ideas, work with local communities, and even develop products or inoculations in the lab.

Local and Nonprofit Initiatives

Nonprofit organizations and grassroots movements can have a large impact on shaping national policy decisions around the world.  Make your voice heard here in DC by supporting or learning more about the below organizations and initiatives.

Women and Global Health

Women’s central role in promoting reproductive health plays a crucial role in global sustainability.  Countless groups around the world fight for women’s rights through empowerment, education, and community capacity in the face of hunger, disease, cultural expectations, and poverty.

Further Reading

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