World Health

Mental Health Update

We were surprised to learn that mental health problems are more common than cancer and heart disease combined. In fact, the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030 more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. Mental disorders are truly universal and are found in all regions,
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World Health and the UN

In our increasingly interconnected world, global health is facing a further challenge—new diseases are emerging at the rate of one per year. Since 1967 at least 39 new pathogens have been identified, including HIV, Ebola fever, Marburg fever, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Other century-old threats
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World Health Report 2006

Asklepios, the ancients’ god of health, had two daughters, Hygeia and Panakeia. Hygeia is the caregiver who promotes wellness, and Panakeia is the healer who treats illness. The UN is committed to both, and clearly, both are needed. The UN agencies WHO and UNICEF have had remarkable success in treating major
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