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Table 3 Global and International Health: What are the differences?

From: Global health ethics: critical reflections on the contours of an emerging field, 1977–2015

 Global HealthInternational Health
GeographyFocuses on issues that transcend national boundariesFocuses on issues of countries other than one’s own, especially on those of LMIC
CooperationSolutions often require global cooperationSolutions require bi-national cooperation
ObjectiveHealth equity for all peoples, regardless of nationalitySeeks to help those in other countries, particularly through aid going from HIC to LIC
ScopeInter and multi-disciplinary – beyond the health sciences; including issues directly or indirectly affecting healthMay overlap several disciplines but not multi-disciplinary; focus on health issues