Questions 1a. .Do you know any children who have died from pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles, or
undernutrition? What does your answer or classmates’ answers indicate about global health
b. A growing number of American women what to give birth at home instead of at a hospital. What
do you think about this practice? What environment would you prefer if you were giving birth or
your partner was giving birth?
c. Do you think that there is a limit to the number of humans who can live on Earth? What factors
contribute to the ability of the Earth to sustain (or fail to sustain) a large number of humans?
a. What are the leading risk factors that contribute to death and disability in low- and
middle-income countries, and how do they differ from those found in high-income
b. Given current trends in risk factors, what re likely to be the major cause of death and
disability in low- and middle-income countries in the 2020s and beyond? Which policies
and actions taken over the next decade at national and international levels could influence
these trends, and which factors might facilitate their implementation.
c. What are the characteristics of particular environmental health problems that render them
more, or less, tractable to amelioration or elimination?
d. As the scale of human impact on the global “environment” increase, people become more
concerned about the consequences of disruption of our “habitat.” What does this signify?