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From: Global Health as “umbrella term” – a qualitative study among Global Health teachers in German medical education

Fig. 2

Global Health (GH) as Umbrella Term: The ratio of umbra and penumbra. Legend: the umbrella casts a shadow with an umbra (core shadow) and penumbra. The ratio of umbra and penumbra depends on the distances between light source, umbrella and screen. a-c Demonstrates this effect by adjusting the umbrella between light source and screen. This can be transferred to GH: a close / narrow definition (a) risks to lose important aspects of the penumbra. While a very broad understanding of GH could lead to arbitrariness and irrelevance

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