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Priority: Prioritizing the appropriate treatment and access for pneumococcal diseaseStatement: As the top cause of vaccine-preventable deaths among ages 0-5 worldwide, “adequate nutrition, exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months,
pneumococcal conjugate vaccines” (JHSPH), addressing the heavily-cost treatments, and routine use of the vaccines could reduce the amount of deaths caused by pneumococcal disease. Priority: Bringing attention to one of the most neglected of all global health concerns – mental healthStatement: Mental health issues are more common than heart disease and cancer put together (Nami-GC, 2013), but could be helped with the creation of “a diverse mental health workforce, [use] of technology to increase access, and [identifying] and [treating] the problems early” (PR Newswire, 2013). Priority: Reducing the amount of road accidents globallyStatement: Among the efforts of implementing a seatbelt law globally and extra speed cameras, other innovations discussed are to execute “road safety improvements, raise public awareness and increase enforcement [which has shown a] 41% decline in fatal accidents between 2010 and 2011” in Brazil (PR Newswire, 2013). Priority: Helping children live longer and reducing the infant mortality rateStatement: The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that with the undertaking of access to prenatal and infant care, advisement of healthy choices, and promotion of research, we can continue on a reducing slope of child deaths, which of most are mainly preventable and have practically reduced by 50% in the past decade (WHO, 2014).