WHO releases Global Health Challenges for 2020

News:The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a list of 13 urgent global health challenges for 2020.


About the 13 challenges:

  • Climate Crisis
  • Delivering Health in Conflict and Crisis
  • Healthcare  Equality
  • Expanding Access to Medicines
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Preparing for Epidemics
  • Dangerous Products like unsafe food, and unhealthy diets
  • Investing in People Who Defend Our Health
  • Keeping Teens Safe as more than one million adolescents aged 10 to 19 years die every year
  • Earning Public Trust
  • Harnessing New Technologies such as genome editing and artificial intelligence.
  • Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Clean Water, Sanitation, Hygiene as about one in four health facilities globally lack basic water, sanitation, and hygiene(WASH) services.

Additional information:

About World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
  • It was established on 7th April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Every year,7th April is celebrated as the World Health Day.
  • The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. It has 194 member states.