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.
Results 1-5 of 7
11 Ranking of estimated attributable and avoidable burdens of 10 leading
selected risk factors Table 5 . 1 Leading 10 selected risk factors as percentage
causes of disease burden measured in DALYS 102 Table 5 . 2 Time gains from ...
7 Burden of disease attributable to selected environmental risk factors ( % DALYs
in each subregion ) Figure 4 . 8 Amount and patterns of burden of disease in
developing and developed countries Figure 4 . 9 Global distribution of burden of
Quantifying the burden of disease and injury attributable to ten major risk factors .
In : Murray CJL , Lopez AD , editors . The global burden of disease : a
comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability from diseases , injuries ,
and risk ...
About onefifth of the global disease burden can be attributed to the joint effects of
protein - energy or micronutrient deficiency . In addition , almost as much burden
again can be attributed to risk factors that have substantial dietary determinants ...
SOME STRATEGIES TO REDUCE RISK FROM HEALTH RISKS TO POLICY
Carlier chapters have quantified the burden of disease attributable to major risk
factors , C and shown the size of the potentially avoidable burden if the