James Berry Top Four Paper Award: Sustainable vs. Unsustainable Approaches to Global Health Equity

Lilli Thompson Marian University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Pierre Atlas Marian University
In today’s increasingly connected and globally-focussed world, the disparities in global health equity are concerning to individuals and groups world-wide. The progression of medical knowledge and resources are enjoyed across continents and in countries all across the globe; however, this does not mean they have been distributed evenly. In many Less-Developed Countries in the Global South, these advancements are inaccessible, and the people living in these countries are unable to enjoy the same level of health as their counterparts living in highly industrialized countries of the Global North. Global Health Corps attributes this incongruity to a “major delivery-implementation gap.” This paper addresses the subsequent question of how these gaps in accessibility and quality of global health are being approached, and how they should be approached in ways that are sustainable, rather than in ways that perpetuate the underlying issues at the root of the inequity. The methods discussed include non-sustainable and potentially harmful approaches, necessary stop-gap approaches, and truly sustainable solutions.
Competitive Paper--All Disciplines (includes an Oral Presentation)
Competitive Paper (includes an Oral Presentation)

When & Where

01:00 PM
Atherton Union Reilly Room