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The following interactive discussion questions are based on a fictional animated storyline by Chapter 1 of the third edition of An Introduction to Global Health. The animated storyline and questions are intended to provide students with the opportunity to understand global health, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and barriers related to the social determinants of health, in the context of a developing country.

Students will be introduced to the fictional village of Dewroze where they will learn how poverty shapes vulnerabilities that lead to health inequities. In this village, students will meet Ada, Ada’s father, Ada’s mother who is pregnant, Zaineb, and some of the health challenges they face.