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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... 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 improved access to water and sanitation in subregions AFR - D and
UNSAFE WATER , SANITATION AND HYGIENE Adverse health outcomes are
associated with ingestion of unsafe water , lack of access to water ( linked to
inadequate hygiene ) , lack of access to sanitation , contact with unsafe water ,
One set that has traditionally fallen within the remit of public health covers
improvements to water and sanitation . Many water and sanitation programmes
fall outside the health portfolio , and clearly such improvements do have
ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS UNSAFE WATER , SANITATION , AND HYGIENE
Interventions Millennium development goals . The first intervention relates to the
costs and effects of reaching the millennium development goal of halving the ...
Improved water supply and sanitation , high technologies . The costs and
effectiveness of using high technologies are also evaluated at the maximum
possible level of coverage ( 98 % ) . This involves provision of piped water to
houses , with ...