|What is the background to the partnership?|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 14 December 2007|
The globalisation of health
Greater international travel and migration mean that health workers in any one location need to be knowledgeable of the common, important diseases that occur at the global level. Health workers in industrialised countries need to be competent in managing illness in immigrants and returning tourists – typically presenting with infections such as malaria, TB and diarrhoeal disease. Health workers in poorer countries are increasingly faced with the “diseases of transition” such as diabetes, obesity and the associated cardiovascular diseases. The ISP aims to bring together the experience and expertise of health staff working in different settings to develop effective learning resources.