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Infographic: 10 key points from the Global Burden of Disease report 2016
 

Infographic: 10 key points from the Global Burden of Disease report 2016

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In light of the recently released Global Burden of Disease report, we bring you a pictorial description of the key findings for healthcare and mortality rates around the world.
 
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20 Oct 2016 - General
 
In a zoom out position of this article , it is great to see that life expectancy has increased, but as a doctor and even nurses would equally agree that it is still disheartening to see the lives of patients with these non communicable diseases get miserable . Many times it seems as if death would have been a better option. I sometimes get very frustrated with the fact that our efforts , no matter how sophisticated they may seem , eventually fail to further relieve the miseries of our patients. ...
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Informative article! The point 1 mentions the increase in life expectancy. However, I believe there is still a major difference in the life expectancy in developed, developing and underdeveloped countries. It is good that the incidences of HIV and Malaria are decreasing but at the same time the world is faced with new challenges like death due to Zika virus. The trend shows that diseases in which lifestyle management plays an important role like diabetes, hypertension is increasing. This article...
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Priscilla Mae Gobuyan awesome compilation. As said byMahmoud AbdelAziz WHO major future concern is heealth ijn African countries and children health. It seems to be reduceredued maternal deaths, I am happy for that and e all knows hypertension smoking are still causing death in 2015. It is really bad to here 1 n 10 people effecte...
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It’s great to hear that we have gained a decade in lie expectancy and that maternal and child deaths have drastically lessened, however, many of these issues are quite alarming. Non-communicable diseases being the leading causes of death shows that we have made huge progress in preventing and treating infectious diseases, yet it is still sad that many communicable diseases are caused by unhealthy lifestyles and could possibly have been prevented. #5 is not really surprising, as most of the work ...
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WHO has an outstanding role in the provision of good health care services and control over a wide range of diseases worldwide. Recently WHO has prepared a bunched report about the global burden of diseases. This report was published on October 6, 2016, and analyzed 249 causes of death, 315 diseases and injuries and 79 risk factors in 195 countries. This report shows that about 70 % deaths occur due to non-communicable diseases such as heart attack, cancer, and stroke. Life expectancy in men is i...
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WHO is one of the most effective UN related agencies since its foundation in April 7, 1948 -- a date now celebrated every year as World Health Day. One of the purposes of WHO is to monitor disease throughout the world. It is probably the best placed organization to ensure that the poorest countries receive the support they need. The numbers in the infograph are a good indicator for the work it has done in the past decades. It is expected that the health of Africa and the health of women, will in...
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What a compact informative update of disease burden over the years. Life expectancy may have prolonged in number of years but mostly were ill. Most number of people have died due to non communicable diseases. What does this mean? People become not too conscious about their health as the years pass by? There's a rampant increase of people having cancers and HIV/AIDs nowadays really. In our health unit, we have no zero monthly cases of patients admitted with cancer or sexually transmitted dise...
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