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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BURDEN OF DISEASE AND INJURY ATTRIBUTABLE TO SELECTED RISK
FACTORS The next sections of the chapter describe selected major health risk
factors , grouped as follows : childhood and maternal undernutrition ; other diet ...
Ooobood : < 0.5 % Z 0.5-0.9 % 1-1.9 % 4-7.9 % 8-15.9 % 16 % + countries ,
where poverty is a strong un- Figure 4.2 Burden of disease attributable to
childhood and maternal undernutrition ( % DALYs in each subregion ) derlying
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 ...
... LAW , BAN , INF and Nicotine replacement therapy ( NRT ) Childhood
undernutrition Vitamin A fortification ( VAF ) of staple food , 95 % coverage VAF
and Zinc fortification ( ZF ) of staple food , 95 % coverage VAF , ZF and Case
... Childhood mortality , reversibility of risk 23 Childhood sexual abuse ( CSA ) 79-
81 prioritizing 150 reversibility of risk 23 Children chronic disease 15 combined
interventions 113–114 complementary feeding 110 cost - effective interventions ...