Module 1 – SLP GLOBAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE Metrics for Global Hea

Module 1 – SLP GLOBAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE Metrics for Global Health Status It is important to understand how health is measured on a global scale. There are some metrics for assessing health and well-being that are unique to global health contexts. For this SLP Assignment: Define the following and provide an example for each Key Health Status Indicator: Infant mortality rate Life expectancy at birth Maternity mortality ratio Under-5 mortality rate Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) Disability-adjusted life year (DALY) If you could select only one indicator to describe the health status of a developing country, which indicator would you pick and why? Be sure to use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites. Length: 2–3 pages (excluding the cover page and reference list), double-spaced.

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