Cause of the Week: Global Health

Subcauses: Disease Treatment and Eradication, Persons with Disabilities, Vaccine Research and Administration, Refugees, Cancer Awareness / Treatment

“The greatest wealth is health” – Virgil 

Our health is one of the most important facets of our life. There are hosts of preventable, treatable diseases that so many regions still struggle to surmount today. Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a near or far vision impairment. At least 1 billion – or almost half – of these vision impairment cases could have been prevented or could be easily and successfully treated using modern medical practices. In 2019, children under the age of 5 represented over 67% of deaths related to malaria, a preventable and treatable disease. Asthma, one of the most common chronic disease among children, affects an estimated 262 million people around the globe and in 2019 caused over 461,000 deaths. 

Half of the world lacks access to essential health services. Supporting global health includes increased access to healthcare, training healthcare workers, distribution of nutritious food, and a host of other services to improve worldwide health for all.  Addressing these global health issues can even strengthen national security, as it gives doctors the right tools to help fight infectious diseases before they reach our shores.  

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