December 13, 2017

About Us

BestPublicHealthSchools.org was founded in 2012 with the idea of providing superior quality resources for individuals interested in receiving a public health education.

Formal education in public health takes place in medical schools, veterinary schools, schools of nursing, schools of public health, and schools of public affairs. It typically involves a degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, health policy, health education, behavioral science, or environmental health.

Some facts about the state of public health are listed below.

  • Life expectancy at birth increased globally by 6 years since 1990
  • Around 6.6 million children under the age of 5 die each year
  • Preterm birth is the leading killer of newborn babies worldwide
  • Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in the world
  • Most HIV/AIDS deaths occur in Africa
  • Every day, about 800 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Mental health disorders such as depression are among the 20 leading causes of disability worldwide
  • Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year
  • Almost 1 in 10 adults has diabetes
  • Nearly 3500 people die from road traffic crashes every day

 

Sources:

Wikipedia.org
Who.int

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