Health education and health systems

Select one high-income country (Japan) and one low-income country (Somalia). Address the following points:

What are the top five causes of mortality for each nation?

Which stage of the epidemiological transition do you think each country is in, and why?

What structural factors might be contributing to the disease burden experienced by each country? (Think about health systems-level problems, economic and political determinants, and social/cultural factors as well)

Finally, suggest a strategy for each country that could address their top causes of death (Can be as general or as specific as you’d like- think about investments in health education and health systems, vaccination programs, taxes on certain food products, and the many others brought up in the WHO profiles)

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