I'm delighted that you reached this page! This Global Health module is a bit different from the previous ones and might appear "fuzzy". However, it is here in case its importance captures the interest of a reader.

A message in a bottle.

Our world is changing at unprecedented speed and power: global warming is a threat become a harsh reality, pollution is extinguishing nature (fauna, flora) as we humans have known it for hundreds of thousands of years, clean air and water are becoming an advantage, wealth and health inequalities are increasing, aging societies alarm all generations, Social Media and Artificial Intelligence are generating as much enthusiasm as dismay, divisions and intolerance are still commonplace, lifestyles are fueling NCDs, and economies are ever imposing new sets of expectations.

These societal changes often overwhelm individuals, and many say it is just the beginning. No wonder mental health, or rather distress, is now a major problem added to the list of Global Health priorities.

Hence, the problem is across the Health board… and this module aims at grasping, understanding, describing, and analyzing (structuring, rather) the main concerns affecting a group or population… and at trying to propose practical solutions that will empower and give greater confidence in future Global Health.

Perhaps a moonshot, perhaps not.

Societal Changes Burden and Challenges

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In a nutshell, an "exploratory sequential mixed methods design" involving qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys would be used.

An initial qualitative interview with a subset of survey participants will explore their experiences and perceptions on the elements listed above, but also on their sources of optimism and happiness.

Then a cross-sectional survey in the community of interest would capture the prevalence of key factors provided by interviews as well as biometric/clinical information.

Finally, statistical methods would endeavor to obtain a model that would explain on which grounds build hopes and uncertaintlies for the present and future.

With these at hand, suggestions will be submitted to improve global health standards. Selected interventions could be episodically followed up with the surveyed population to estimate any positive outcome (their effectiveness).

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