Over the last 10 years, a relatively behind-the-scenes global triumph has been taking place, improving prospects for a better
Together, we can halt the rise in diabetes and provide care to improve quality of life for the millions of people living with the disease.
Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, added that "the level of alarm is extremely high."
The call for increased investment in noncommunicable diseases is growing louder, from rural hospital doctors to the 12 first ladies in Africa who are calling for more financing to fight cancer on the continent. These voices can no longer remain unanswered.
Ebola: Cutting-Edge Science Offers Hope for Containing the Most Severe Acute Health Emergency in Modern Times
While many difficult scientific issues remain to be resolved, one thing is clear: WHO and its scientific and industry partners are making sure that no stone is left unturned, that no international standards for safety and quality are compromised.
Without fundamental public health infrastructures in place, no country is stable, no society is secure, no resilience exists to withstand the shocks that our 21st-century world is delivering with ever-greater frequency and force.
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Meanwhile, the severe shortages of trained health workers, ambulances, supplies and hospital beds, as well as a lack of understanding
In my UN Special Envoy positions I have had the honor to work with some of the best policy makers, researchers, and practitioners of global health. And I am always excited when my path crosses with Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization.
We need to re-envision our lives and what "aging well" means. We are in a time of real change, of enormous challenges and opportunities. If we act now, we can actually create a world where aging is a boon and not a burden.