Answer the essay questions below and give your reasons and examples.
1. What are some of the most significant health concerns in your community? Are these concerns that are likely to be shared by other communities in your country and in other parts of the world? Could these problems be considered global health issues?
2. Sketch out a causal web for a relatively common disease in your country, adding at least 10 risk factors to the figure. Based on the arrows on your web, what interventions might prevent the disease from occurring?
3. Create a brief disease profile for one of the many infections, diseases, or disabilities introduced in the textbook. What sources provide trusted background information about the symptoms of the disease and ways to prevent and treat it? What sources provide good statistical information about how many people worldwide are affected by the condition? What can academic publications contribute to your profile?