Globalization, Health and Media.
• Intensification of global flows of capital, goods, ideas and
people across borders and
• Institutions and rules established to regulate these flows
• A person's mental or physical condition.
• The main means of mass communication (television, radio,
and newspapers) regarded collectively.
Globalization and Health
Link between Health and Globalization
Pros and Cons of effects of Globalization
Openness Cross border
Link between Globalization and Health
Global environmental change
Account balance grows
More interest earns
Improved Communication Technology
share information on health
Misuse of technology
WHO response to Global health
World Health Organization addresses the
media on health emergency preparedness
and response capacities
World Health Organization is responsible
from re-emerging of EBOLA
Gives competitive edge
Changing in diet habits and the traditional diets
Obesity and health related
Fast food is a convenient way to fill you
up when you are hungry. However, you
shouldn't follow fast food diet or consume
this type of food regularly
Improve population health,
Reduce health inequalities.
increased inequality in
access to medical progress
Illegal trade of drugs
Media and Health
Did you know that there are more than
75,000 health care professionals on
Effects of Media on Health
provide information about safe health
practices and can foster social
effects on aggression, sexual behavior,
substance use, disordered eating, and
A 2001 survey by Harvard School of Public
Health found that more than one-half of
Americans name national, local, or cable
news as their most important source of health
information, rather than a health care
provider or public health source.
Due to effect of advertising of food
Convenience foods are easy, fast, and,
Social media makes us compare
our lives with others
Social media often leads to
Social media can lead to fear
of missing out.
Social media glamorizes drug
and alcohol use
Health in Media
• Highlight public health issues in media and put this on the
political agendas to make healthcare available to everyone.
• Media owner have told to answer that how health issues can
get importance with emerging of many other important issues.
• If media instead of airing political statements focus on
investigative stories and becomes less superficial, things
would get much better.