low income nation with increased morbidity and mortality from this condition and compare this to the United States

I chose Ethiopia for the low income nation

A DALY or disability adjusted life years is a term used an an indicator of health status global and public health. It is a summary of losses due to premature death and years lived within a population.

Global Burden of Disease Study: See resources posted on blackboard and at end of this document

CIA Factbook


Choose one of the leading causes of DALY (PICK ONE!)


Low Back Pain

Type 2 DM

Self- Harm


Coronary Disease/CVA

Maternal Mortality

Infant Mortality

Lung Cancer

Nutritional Issues (deficiency, obesity etc.)

Liver Disease

Sexual Assault

MVA/Road injury

Find a low or low middle income nation which also experiences a similar increased morbidity and mortality from this condition and compare this to the United States — I CHOSE ETHIOPIA!!!!


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Explain the pathophysiology/ etiology of the problem

Identify and explain the risk factors for this problem

Determine who is most affected and the incidence/prevalence for this condition in both countries (vulnerable populations or everyone in the population)

Choose three (3) social determinants for health for each country and explain how these contribute to the increased incidence/prevalence and subsequent poor outcomes from this condition. They do not have to be the same for both countries After presenting the 3 social determinants, provide a summary on any similarities/differences and how different disparities/inequities in social determinants still lead to the same poor health outcome.

Identify three (3) interventions (public health, private, NGO etc.) which are being used in each country to control this chronic health problem and are these interventions effective?

Pick one Sustainable Development Goal and one Healthy People 2030 goal related to the problem and explain the relevance of the goal to the problem

Using an upstream thinking approach—pick one determinant that if improved would markedly decrease the morbidity and mortality of this health problem. Give a strong explanation with examples and explain how the role of the nurse fits into this plan.

Explain how COVID-19 impacted the low/low middle county chosen (2-3 paragraphs)

Explain how you will bring the knowledge you learned from this project back to your bedside care. This needs to be well-developed, mindful and meaningful. Associate this with a core value of Gwynedd Mercy University

APA format (7th edition), grammar and format


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Global Burden of Disease Resources

Introduction Article Global Health Time for a Radical Change (Lancet)

Global Burden of Disease Compare Main Screen

Global Burden of Disease Compare Country Tool