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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This intervention was evaluated at two or three coverage levels depending on the
region : current coverage levels , coverage at the level observed for antenatal
care if antenatal care coverage exceeds current STI treatment coverage , and at ...
... 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
... 98 % coverage Improved water supply , disinfection and basic sanitation ( low
technologies ) , 98 % coverage Piped water supply and sewer connection ( high
technologies ) , 98 % coverage Addictive substances : Tobacco Global average ...
... 80 % coverage SBE , 95 % coverage Voluntary counselling and testing ( VCT )
, 95 % coverage Preventing mother - to - child transmission ( MTCT ) , antenatal
care coverage Educating men who have sex with men ( EDM ) , 50 % coverage ...
... BAN , INF and Nicotine replacement therapy ( NRT ) Childhood undernutrition
Zinc fortification of food staple ( ZF ) , 95 % Vitamin A fortification ( VAF ) of staple
food and ZF , 95 % coverage Vitamin A supplementation for all children aged 6 ...