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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Strategies to minimize this problem include full documentation of data sources ,
methods and assumptions , extensive peer review , explicit assessments of
causality , and quantitative estimates of other uncertainty . Box 2.4 Population -
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
CHILDHOOD UNDERNUTRITION The strategy of primary health care was
adopted by the World Health Assembly in ... to which the specific interventions
can be integrated into primary health care , and whether strategies should be
modified in ...
6 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 made between different
Population - wide salt and cholesterol lowering strategies are always very cost -
effective singly and combined . The most attractive combined strategy to reduce
the risks associated with cardiovascular disease appears to be the combination