Child Health Effects of Globalization


  • Ayşe Kahraman
  • Bahire Bolışık

Received Date: 19.10.2013 Accepted Date: 10.12.2013 J Pediatr Res 2014;1(3):108-112

Globalization is that the events taking place at one point affect the events taking place at other points and that concentration of social relationships across the world being impressed by the events arising from. The globalization, which is described as an interaction process of countries in many respects including economy, politics, culture, health, social life, is directly related to health. While the globalization contributes to the creation of health policies by the help of the health reform, the increase in programs of struggling with the diseases and the rates of intervention, it may cause the increase in the development of tourism, infection diseases, and global contagious diseases. It changes the ways of nutrition and life. Western-style way of nutrition and sedentary way of life increase obese children rate. On the other hand, it causes the development of information technologies and increases the rates of internet use. Using the internet problematically affect negatively the child and the adolescent physically, cognitively, and psychosocially within the process of socialization. The purpose of this compilation is to draw attention to the impacts of the globalization to the children’s health.

Keywords: Globalization, child, health

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