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Global Health Risks – Mortality & Burden Of Disease Attributable To Selected Major Risks

This report uses a comprehensive framework for studying health risks developed for The world health report 2002, which presented estimates for the year 2000. The report provides an update for the year 2004 for 24 global risk factors. It uses updated information from WHO programmes and scientific studies for both exposure data and the causal associations of risk exposure to…

Environmental/General/Sustainability

Water Shortage Is The Number-One World Risk

Today’s warning of water shortages could easily become tomorrow’s crisis – ignore it at your peril, says Dominic Waughray at the World Economic Forum Water is one of the most utilised resources around the world and yet it’s among the least respected. Many of us expect access to this life-giving resource to be a right and that it should cost…