Climate Change, Weak Health Care, and Anti-Vaccination in WHO Ten Threats to Global Health
|Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Air pollution in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Source: WHO, "Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019," who.int, Jan. 14, 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of the "Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019" on Jan. 14, 2019. The organization stated, "The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises."
|1. Many of the non-communicable diseases that cause 70% of global deaths are also preventable diseases. What steps do you personally take or not take to minimize preventable disease such as diabetes or heart disease? What can/should be done to help slow down the spread of preventable, non-communicable diseases globally?
2. What global health threats do you think may be on the WHO list five years from now? Why?
3. Should vaccines be mandatory for children? Adults? Explain your answers.