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Fighting Disease:
Health At The End Of The Millennium
Another Wired Curriculum from The United Nations CyberSchoolBus


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Objectives

While each unit comes with its own specific set of objectives, the overall objectives of the curriculum are set out below.

"Fighting Disease: Health At The End Of The Millennium" will help students:
  • View health in general and the new challenges of infectious diseases in particular from a global perspective

  • Gain a basic understanding of how diseases work and how humans fight against them

  • Become aware of the social dimensions of health, namely the problems arising from such things as poverty, war and urbanization

  • Gain an understanding of how the United Nations system, and in particular the World Health Organization (WHO), combats the spread of disease at a global level

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