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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Henry De Bracton, 1240
With this famous saying we started our Golden lecture of Prevention in 2003. This 2007 follow up lecture is dedicated to Global Health, a theme very close to the theme of prevention.
This lecture was coordinated through the Global Health Network Supercourse Project, housed at the Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh.
Millions of people—most of them children—die each year in developing and developed countries from diseases that are preventable and treatable. Moreover, tragically little research is done to prevent or cure some of the world’s biggest killers, such as malaria and tuberculosis. The focus of this lecture is to demonstrate how the world can become healthier through improved information sharing.
The focus of this lecture is the science of global health and what future surgeons, epidemiologists, and other health professionals can do to improve health in their community and the world.
The 2003 Golden lecture of Prevention can be accessed at