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A Global Look at Public Perceptions of Health Problems, Priorities, and Donors: The Kaiser/Pew Global Health Survey

This survey, conducted jointly by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Pew Global Attitudes Project, examines how people around the world perceive and prioritize health in their countries and gauge the efforts of donor nations. People in 47 countries were polled on a series of health questions, giving them an opportunity to share their views on health as a priority for their government and in their own lives.

Specifically, the survey looks at what people consider to be the top problem facing their country, such as HIV/AIDS, crime, pollution and political corruption. It also examines the top public health priorities in low and middle income countries, such as preventing and treating HIV, fighting hunger and malnutrition, and accessing health care.

An additional question about foreign aid assesses whether people think that wealthier countries are doing enough to help poorer nations with problems such as economic development, reducing poverty, and improving health.

The survey was discussed at an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of their Smart Power Speaker Series.

Survey (.pdf)

Survey News Release

Webcast: How Do Citizens Around the World Regard Health?