3-Text book reading Ch 1, The Future of World’s Health

3-Text book reading Ch 1, The Future of World’s Health

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The Future of World’s Health Gro Harlem Brundtland Chapter 1 Class 3
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Health Achievements in 20 th Century Living condition improved for large majority of human race Extraordinary gain in life expectancy Relatively low risk from infectious disease of any sort Health care has grown from undifferentiated domestic activity into a vast industry absorbing 9% of world wealth, (2 trillion annually)
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Darker legacy 20 th century left us More than a billion human beings have not benefited from health revolution and live in poverty A billion poor people suffering the burden of premature death and excessive disability
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Lessons from 20 th century One of the lessons learned in the 20 th century is that successes achieved in public health often lead to new challenges and health threats such as tobacco related diseases If tobacco epidemic remains unchecked, number of smokers expected to rise from 1 billion to 1.6 and this will increase the tobacco related deaths from 3.5 to 10 million in 2020
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3-Text book reading Ch 1, The Future of World’s Health

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