Population ageing: a global health crisis?
Population ageing: a global health crisis?

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Population ageing: a global health crisis?

6 Population ageing and global forces

It is impossible to talk about population ageing and global health without considering global forces.

While global health is concerned with all influences on health regardless of level of operation (for example, individual lifestyles, local environments, national economies), it is particularly interested in global influences. Globalisation is one of the most significant global influences. Through the process of globalisation we are increasingly living in an interconnected and interdependent world (Brown et al., 2006), and this is shaping daily life and consequently influencing our health. It is therefore time to look more closely at globalisation and health. Activity 5 will introduce you to what globalisation is and the types of changes that define it.

Activity 5 Our globalised world

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