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The WHO’s “Triple Billion” Project

Posted on | May 7, 2019 | No Comments

World Health Organization

Mike Magee

The WHO just released in most recent 5 year strategic plan. The plan in anchored in three “billion” labeled goals:

  1. Increase the number of glabal citizens with universal health coverage.
  2. Protecting 1 billion more citizens during health emergencies.
  3. Ensuring health and well-being for 1 billion more citizens.

To reach these onjectives, the WHO have outlined 10 Critical factors contributing to the planets global burden of disease. They are:

  1. Air Pollution and Climate Change
  2. Non-communicable Diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
  3. Prevent an Influenza Pandemic.
  4. Address 1.6 billion who survive in “fragile settings” due to drought, famine, conflict, and forced migration.
  5. Delay the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
  6. Address Ebola and other high-threat pathogens.
  7. Enhance and extend reliable primary care networks.
  8. Ensure mass population wide vaccination.
  9. Address the 390 million mosquito borne infections due to Dengue Fever each year.
  10.  Extend prophylaxis and early treatment of HIV.

These challenges are amplified by the growing levels of isolationism, hostility toward at-risk migrating populations, intolerance and hatred – home grown and otherwise. In short, the issue is human behavior not lagging science. We humans have created the crisis. Health care is built on three pillars – compassion, understanding, and partnership. Vulnerable populations are calling out in quiet desperation – “Give us more of that!”  

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