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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION


“Our mission to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable”

Established in 1948, the World Health Organization is a special body mandated to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system and work in close collaboration with governments, NGOs and the civil society to defend everyone’s right to health by providing expertise, knowledge and medical equipment for all in need. The organization’s work covers all major areas of global health concern i.e. substantial amount of energy and resource of theirs are allocated both into pandemic preparedness and monitoring as well as into food security, substance abuse and reproductive health.

With the negative impacts of overpopulation and climate change unfolding right before our eyes, posing new threats and taking an unprecedented toll on our societies, it is more crucial than ever to have the assistance of WHO in adapting to all the new challenges which we have to face today and the next decades to come.

If you are interested in healthcare or medicine (maybe you wish to become a doctor or a nurse one day), if you care about others, or simply your goal is to make this world a better place, then WHO is the perfect committee for you!


ISSUES


Although the strain being placed on our economic activities, infrastructure and managed ecosystems by changing climatic conditions have long been recognised, we are just waking up to its diverse impacts on global human population health. The first detectable risk factors, amongst increased mortality due to climatic extremes, alteration in geographic range and seasonality of certain communicable diseases and changes in transmission patterns are just a small fraction of all the other less evident but just as severe and long-lasting health consequences associated with climate change like the impacts of rising sea-levels and population displacement for reasons of land loss and economic disruption. The topic is emerging as a major one in population health research, having all potentiality to be the most pressing problem of humanity in the 21st century.


 Air pollution is the major cause of climate change. This sentence is all around the news, it occurs in every second talk regarding environmental issues and everyone keeps talking about it. Because this is a fact proven by many scientists. However some things are often left out. Not only does air pollution affect and alter the temperature and therefore the climate of our planet, it also has significant impacts on our health. We cannot escape from air pollution. No matter where you live, it is all around us. It may be worse in urban areas yet it is still present in the most remote areas far from the civilized world as well. According to WHO data 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high level of pollutants. Outdoor and indoor air pollution is responsible for an estimated number of seven million deaths worldwide each year. Provided the goals set by the Paris Agreement are met millions of lives could be saved worldwide by 2050 through reducing air pollution alone. When do we actually open our eyes and start to bring change?

 

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