Friday, June 9, 2023

WHO confirms that non-communicable diseases will be responsible for 86% of deaths by 2050

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases is on the rise, which could account for 86% of annual deaths globally by the middle of the century, and warned that there is no “clear indicator” indicating that this trend has been reversed, for which he urged the Party countries to take effective measures in this regard.

Similarly, in its annual report on world health statistics, the agency provides an overview of key health problems and calls for action to highlight progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

At the same time, he warned that, if they continued at this rate, chronic diseases would be a growing threat to future generations, and predicted that, if they did not change the course they were on, they would Will cause 86% of annual deaths. ,

In addition to non-communicable diseases, the study emphasized the impact of climate change on the health of people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and assured that this phenomenon “continues to degrade the environment and physical and mental health, Which poses a huge risk.” for all.”

In this line of research, it can be concluded that “despite reductions in exposure to many health risks such as tobacco or alcohol consumption, violence, unsafe water and poor sanitation, progress has been insufficient and other risks, such as air pollution , still exists in people’s lives”.

The report also had its own section on the events of the Covid-19 pandemic and detailed the “great shock” inflicted on the race to the development goals, calculating a loss of 336.8 million years of life, an average of 14.9 for every 22 years million deaths.

Another direct consequence of the pandemic was the deepening of inequalities that existed “between and within countries”, according to the report, which elaborated that “populations with lower educational levels living in low- and middle-income countries have greater access to was limited and it is late to vaccinate, and even today it is less likely that they will have received the vaccine.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that infectious diseases can emerge or re-emerge to harm everyone,” the agency stressed.

The document also highlighted the “alarming phenomenon of obesity” and called it “a rapidly growing public health problem with no signs of slowing down in the immediate future and a rise in other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.”

Finally, the report states that progress towards universal health coverage has been “slow” compared to the steps achieved by 2015, regardless of the fact that financial difficulties due to the cost of medical care continue.

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