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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2 Selected major risks to health : childhood and maternal undernutrition Table 4 .
3 Selected major risks to health : other diet - related factors and physical inactivity
Table 4 . 4 Selected major risks to health : sexual and reproductive health ...
CHILDHOOD AND MATERNAL UNDERNUTRITION Many people in the
developing world , particularly women and children , continue to suffer from
undernutrition . The poor especially often suffer from a basic lack of protein and
energy , the ...
2 Burden of disease attributable to childhood and maternal undernutrition ( %
DALYs in each subregion ) A . Underweight QQQQ900 2000 0 000 o Proportion
of DALYS attributable to po selected risk factor D < 0 . 5 % V 0 . 5 - 0 . 9 % 1 - 1 .
CHILDHOOD UNDERNUTRITION The strategy of primary health care was
adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1977 and outlined further in the 1978
Declaration of Alma - Ata on Health for All ( 24 ) . The Declaration encouraged ...
CHILDHOOD UNDERNUTRITION ( AND BREASTFEEDING ) Interventions The
childhood interventions were not evaluated in the A subregions where childhood
undernutrition is not a major cause of burden . Complementary feeding .