Health 2016: Five of the Most Significant Global Health Issues
Some international health threats catch us by surprise, starting fires we never planned to fight. The 2014 Ebola outbreak, for example, was something the world couldn’t have predicted, specifically in West Africa where it never appeared before. However, other fires have been quietly ablaze for tens upon tens of years, and are becoming so much stronger and more challenging to rein in.
Below are the most common health issues which are affecting the globe so far this year:
Unprecedented Survivors of Ebola
The Beginner’s Guide to Tips
The number of the virus’ survivors today is unmatched by history. It turns out survival is both a good thing and a bad thing – a lot are now facing a lifetime of chronic health problems and social isolation. Ebola survivors come with new healthcare challenges in the current day as health workers learn more and more as far as caring for their unique needs is concerned. As well, the entire world will learn more than we’ve ever known regarding the disease and its physical, psychological and economic damages.
Finding Similarities Between Wellness and Life
The Rise and Fall of Health Threats
Polio and HIV are two of the worst diseases of our era- but they’re fading or, in the case of polio, about to be eradicated. Other unpredicted threats, such as the Ebola flareups and the Zika virus, have at the same time stolen headlines this year, creating challenges to world health security.
Reversal of Health Worker Shortage Scenario
The World Health Organization says the globe is short of about 7.2 million health care professionals, particularly doctors, nurses and midwives. More countries are for working for universal health coverage and to reach their health-related goals by strengthening and promoting a more equitable distribution of health staff. And in an unprecedented development, there is a global policy for their achievement.
A 2015 study connected air pollution to China’s 6 million yearly deaths. And smoking, a contributor to poor air quality, keeps rising in China, where it can cause around 20 percent of adult male deaths in the span of this decade. However, air pollution is actually worse in the United Arab Emirates, where the air is found to contain around 80 micrograms of pollutants per cubic meter, as compared to 73 in China and 32 in India. Health workers and systems around the globe are ready for an increase in respiratory diseases and other related health problems.
Trauma Survivors’ Mental Health
The mental health effects of natural disasters, war and displacement, Ebola and other traumas are more evident in 2016. Unfortunately, the world health force isn’t prepared for these difficulties. There aren’t enough trained people to provide the needed care, and there are too few of those who are where they are needed the most. In fact, at the moment, health workers who are ready to go around are insufficient in number.