Why Global Health Matters
August 3-6, 2014

The average life expectancy in sub-Saharan African countries is about 25 years shorter than in the U.S. Around 75 percent of the early mortality in low-income settings is preventable or treatable with low-cost interventions. Even within the U.S. there are vast socioeconomic disparities in access to healthcare and in the health status of our citizens. Why do these disparities persist and can they be overcome?


“Join me and faculty from the Community and Global Health concentration as we explore the social, biological, ethical, and political dimensions of global health.”

—Faculty Convener Christy Hanson