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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CHAPTER FIVE Some Strategies to Reduce Risk This chapter puts forward the
best available evidence on the cost and effectiveness of selected interventions to
reduce some of the major risk factors discussed in Chapter Four . It looks at the ...
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
WHAT STRATEGIES CAN REDUCE RISKS TO HEALTH ? WHO defines the
health system to include all actions ... A number of strategies have been used to
reduce health risks that are seen as modifiable . They can be categorized broadly
CHAPTER SIX Strengthening Risk Prevention Policies The two previous
chapters have quantified the relative importance of various risk factors in different
populations around the world and have proposed intervention strategies for
some of ...
STRENGTHENING RISK PREVENTION POLICIES CHOOSING PRIORITY
STRATEGIES FOR RISK PREVENTION - - - - In constructing health policies for
the prevention of well - known risks , choices need to be I made between different