The world has successfully decoded the human genome. Yet, every year more than 9 million children die mostly from preventable and treatable causes. 40% of the children in India are malnourished. More than half a million mothers die each year due to pregnancy related causes.
If the world could cut military expenditures by just 10% there would be 150 billion dollars available to improve health care and education around the world.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Global spending on health continually rose between 2000 and 2018 and reached US$ 8.3 trillion or 10% of global GDP. 60% of the Global spend was done by the USA and the EU. The data also show that out-of-pocket spending has remained high in low and lower-middle income countries, representing greater than 40% of total health spending in 2018.
Meanwhile, despite huge growth in the global health workforce, there will still be a shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, with the biggest workforce development challenges falling on the lowest income countries. The WHO Academy is working on bridging this gap.
Global Health Council
To use the power of the collective voice to improve global health and wellbeing through informed investments and policies.
The Elders proposal for a Universal Health Care System
One World Protected
Global campaign to get Covid vacines to the developing world.