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Global and International Health

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GeneTests: International Clinic Search

Directory of International Clinics in the genetics field, lists services provided in clinics in 27 different countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom (none listed in Mexico), Buenos Aires, Prague, middle east, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia. Funded by the NIH

GlobalHealthReporting.org (KFF)

Get health facts by country, from this project operated by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Topics include HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, other public health diseases and conditions, obesity rates (American women rank 13th with 42% obese; American men rank 7th with 36.5% obese, 2005 data), smoking, and much more

How Good is US healthcare?

Compare Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, UK and the United States on key healthcare performance measures, and health determinants smoking and obesity. Table 1 shows relative ranking and actual scores from OECD's international 2012 results. Download the report (27 pages) Learning From the Best: Benchmarking Canada’s Health System, released Nov. 2013 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

International Health (MedlinePlus)

Site provides access to the World Health Report (by WHO), common worldwide health issues such as HIV/AIDS, plus topics of traditional medicine, malnutrition, human trafficking, and more. See WHO statistics and Global Health Observatory Data Repository to compare countries on obesity, smoking, infant mortality, and how much of their gross domestic product is devoted to health expenditures

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