The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life
World Health Organization, 2002 - 248 pages
The World Health Report 2002 measures the amount of disease, disability, and health in the world today that can be attributed to some of the most important risks to human health. Even more importantly, it also calculates how much of this present burden could be avoided in the next 10 years.
The World Health Report 2002 represents one of the largest research projects ever undertaken by WHO, in collaboration with experts worldwide. Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of WHO, describes this report as a wake up call to the global community.
The report quantifies some of the most important risks to human health and examines a range of methods to reduce them. The ultimate goal is to help governments of all countries to lower major risks to health, and thereby raise the healthy life expectancy of their populations.
The risk factors range from underweight, unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene to high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, and obesity.
The report's findings give an intriguing - and alarming - insight into not just the current causes of disease and death and the factors underlying them, but also into human patterns of living and how some may be changing around the world while others remain dangerously unchanged.
Dr Brundtland says: This report helps every country in the world to see what measures it can take to reduce risks and promote healthy life for its own population.
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At the same time , changes in living and working patterns have led to less
physical activity and less physical labour . The report finds that physical inactivity
causes about 15 % of some cancers , diabetes and heart disease . Meanwhile ...
The broader activity of risk analysis is a political activity as well as a scientific one
and embraces public perception of risk , bringing in issues of values , process ,
power and trust . THE RISK TRANSITION In the general sense , many risks to ...
In this report , physical inactivity is defined as doing very little or no physical
activity in any of these domains . There is no internationally agreed definition or
measure of physical activity . Therefore , a number of direct and indirect data
While these parameters are also affected by human - related activities and
outdoor sources ( such as vehicle and ... If housing is located on floodplains or
steep hillsides , near sources of traffic , industrial activity , solid waste dumps or
... of studies which described not only different mixtures of activities but also
focused on different groups in the community . ... partly because no study was
found which evaluated this activity for the prevention of HIV infections in isolation