The world has become a global economy. Travel advances have minimized the time it takes for an individual to access most of the world. Thus, disease can spread in a matter of hours or days, exposing the world to potentially catastrophic epidemics. Coupled with this is the rising demand for medical tourism, and unrealistic expectation of the world’s health system. Discuss the implications and ramifications of not managing disease from a global perspective.
Outline the steps a country can take to play a responsible role in the global health arena.