According to the United Nations, one in every three of the world’s people is a developing country. There are over 150 million children living in war torn or unstable areas, which can be one of the biggest reasons why health and nutrition are so low in developing countries. Understanding where our food comes from, what kind of food it contains, how it is grown and produced, as well as how we can source there food. The latest research just out from UNICEF shows that the average child has only an average of 3 major health concerns at birth. The majority are unplanned pregnancy, cervical cancer and malaria. Children that come into contact with viruses such as HIV/AIDS or malaria are particularly at risk for these problems.
Starting tomorrow, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be rolling out the Global Health System (GHS). As the first in a series of world-class health products, GHS will be based on a cellular approach and will also include mobile telephones. At its core is the Global Health Initiative that establishes principles upon which all international health organizations can develop and implement. Although I am not a particularly big fan of most of the WHO’s current efforts on global health, I think they’ve done an excellent job with getting us started and building on their success. This article is part of my strategy to get members to become active citizens in our global efforts.
Global health strategies is a way that Dr. Surya Sankaran, a global health researcher at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center will be using to educate the public and ensure they take action to improve their personal and community health. The goal of Global Health Strategies is to spark people’s interest in what they eat, how much they sleep and how their bodies are reacting and leading up to disease.