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'Global health challenges' with Dr Matthew Ellis

In this video, Matthew Ellis talks about the global health challenges, and how this relates to the idea of global citizenship.

There are many issues which affect us as a global community. The topic we are now going to look at is one of the biggest: global health and wellbeing.

For decades there have been global targets and initiatives to improve access to healthcare, as well as improve the lives of people all over the world. Here, Matthew explores one aspect of this in particular, that of child mortality. He uses a tool called Gapminder to explain what data we have, and what goals we aim to reach as a global community.

Before you watch the video, you may want to consider these questions:

  • How much do you already know about child or infant mortality rates?
  • Do you think they are rising or falling globally?
  • Can you think of reasons why that would be the case?
  • What factors affect child and infant mortality on a local scale, in different parts of the world?
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