Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Cardiovascular Diseases | Epidemiology | Public Health

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A beautiful island in the Arabian Gulf (Persian Gulf), east of Saudi Arabia, north of Qatar, Bahrain is home to over 1.5 million people. The diverse population consists of Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Asians, Africans, and so much more. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy. The current commander of the Bahrain defense force is Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. For the most part, Bahrainis have political freedoms. However, one major problem Bahrainis face, in particular men, is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 34% of deaths in 2002. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Bahrain. Obesity and inactivity are the two greatest risk factors for this condition. While many are aware of the problem, not all people are willing to change their lifestyles. Education about the benefits of an improved lifestyle is vital to reducing cardiovascular disease. The Bahrain government has allocated budgets to help improve care and has raised awareness. It is good to have better health care, but much of the solution lies in the individual. It is up to the individual to decide what is best for him.

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