Atlanta is known as a center of global health activity. We are anchored in a state with a strong agricultural base, as well.
What do these two things have in common?
Though pay scales and prestige do not suggest it, Atlanta’s schools of public health are more valuable to global health than the highly-specialized physicians we tend to prize here in the U.S.
When it comes to global health, donors and the public want a quick solution to a difficult problem.
While we have been working to tackle the diseases of poverty, the diseases of wealthier countries have sneaked into the same populations we serve.
Where poverty exists, so do high rates of preventable disease. And where such disease exists, poor sanitation is often a root cause.