One billion people lack access to health care systems.
36 million deaths each year are caused by noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. This is almost two-thirds of the estimated 56 million deaths each year worldwide. (A quarter of these take place before the age of 60.)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one group of conditions causing death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2005, representing 30% of all global deaths. Over 80% of CVD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Over 7.5 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases, each year.
In 2008, some 6.7 million people died of infectious diseases alone, far more than the number killed in the natural or man-made catastrophes that make headlines. (These are the latest figures presented by the World Health Organization.)
by janesix20 months ago
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by Zsuzsy Bee7 years ago
This was in my email box this morning...Movember(formally known as November) is a month long fund raising event during which participants(almost always adult males) attempt to grow a luxurious and stylish moustache...
by James Smith3 years ago
This is the alternative thread to Sooner's arguments against capitalism. Not just to be facetious, but to get it on record 1 - It is inherently aggressive. It prohibits voluntary exchange and free enterprise, and steals...
by larryfreeman7 years ago
As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.Here is the planned breakdown of the Health Category:Health (Top Level)* Aging & Longevity* Cancer* Children's Health* Death & Grief*...
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