Large scale migration, together with the relative ease of traveling across the globe, improved communication technology, large multinational corporations aggressively recruiting globally and higher education becoming big business, have culminated in an increasing national diversity on all continents. This 'flattening' of our world (that is, globalization) has not only created a mobile health care workforce but also led to the notion of global health, defined as 'health issues and concerns that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity and culture'. While globalization has benefits, our connectedness across continents has also facilitated the spread of disease, with pathogens not recognizing national borders.
|Title of host publication||Global health|
|Editors||J McKimm, B Nicholson, A Allen|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|