Ten threats to global health in 2019


The World Health Organization recently compiled a list of some of the biggest threats to global health in 2019.

Millions of lives could be in jeopardy unless these threats are addressed.

Here’s a snapshot of ten urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency:

  • Air pollution and climate change
  • Noncommunicable diseases
  • Global influenza pandemic
  • Fragile and vulnerable settings
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Primary health care
  • Ebola and other high-threat pathogens
  • Vaccine hesitancy
  • Dengue
  • HIV

In our latest Monthly Pulse question we asked our community of healthcare professionals to rank what they consider to be the biggest threat to global health in 2019, see the results in the of this cross-country analysis in the  infographic below.

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