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An executive summary to tackle global challenges
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New data: global #LifeExpectancy increased by 10 years since 1980. In 2015, it was 71.8 years (Global Burden of Disease study in The Lancet magazine).
- #Outdoor #AirPollution claimed 4.24 million lives in 2015, increasing from 3.93 million in 2005. #SDGs
- Risks from #indoor #AirPollution resulted in 2.85 million deaths in 2015, down from 3.28 million in 2005.
- Lower respiratory infections, mainly #pneumonia, killed 2.74 million people in 2015, almost as many as in 2005.
- 2.16 million #newborns globally died in 2015. In 2005, it was as much as 2.65 million. #neonatal
- #Malnutrition during childhood led to 1.41 million deaths in 2015, down from 2.28 million in 2005. #Hunger
- 1.36 million people were killed in #RoadAccidents, only slightly less than the 1.39 million in 2005.
- 1.25 million deaths in 2015 were attributable to #UnsafeWater, much decreased from 1.59 million in 2005. #MDGs
- #HIV/#AIDS killed 1.19 million people in 2015, down from 1.79 million in 2005.
- 1.17 million people died from acute or chronic #hepatitis B or C, slightly increasing from 2005.
- #Tuberculosis claimed 1.11 million lives in 2015. In 2005, it was 1.35 million.
- #OccupationalAccidents and diseases killed 1.09 million people in 2015, an increase from the 951,000 in 2005.
- #PassiveSmoking lead to 886,000 deaths in 2015, almost the same figure as in 2005. #SecondHandSmoking
- Risks from #UnsafeSanitation resulted in 808,000 deaths in 2015, down from 1.11 million in 2005.
- 731,000 deaths were caused by #malaria in 2015, a sharp decrease from 1.17 million in 2005.
- #LeadExposure resulted in 496,000 deaths in 2015, up from 461,000 in 2005. #LeadPollution
- #MaternalHealth: 275,000 women globally died from #maternal disorders in 2015, down from 351,000 in 2005.
- #ArmedConflicts claimed 171,000 lives in 2015, according to the GBD study.
Sources:
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31012-1/fulltext
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31679-8/fulltext
http://www.healthdata.org/research-article/gbd-2015-life-expectancy-all-cause-cause-specific-mortality

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Latest @WorldBank estimates show more than 1 in 10 people live in extreme #poverty : 767 million people (2013).

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Today, the first UN High-Level Meeting on #AntimicrobialResistance will commit to addressing #AMR - one of only four health topics brought to the General Assembly for debate. AMR is caused by the overuse and improper use of antimicrobial drugs and has grave implications for human health and development, leading to 700,000 deaths per year (RAM UK).

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Today, the first ever UN Summit for #Refugees and #Migrants aims to navigate a clear pathway towards "a more humane and coordinated approach" to the waves of migration that have increased in recent years. The focus will be on tackling the root causes of migration and ensuring the safe journey and arrival of the 65.3 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes as a result of armed conflict and violence and political persecution.

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Today is #WorldHepatitisDay: Viral #hepatitis killed 1.45 million people in 2013 (GBD study).
Target 3.3 of the UN #2030Agenda aims to "combat hepatitis" (#GlobalGoals, #SDGs).

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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay. Approximately 65.3 million people were displaced by war and conflict at the end of 2015. Among them, 40.8 million people were displaced within the borders of their own country, and 24.5 million have fled across a border (#refugees) (UNHCR).
In 2015, 12.4 million people were newly displaced by #conflict - 24 people each minute (UNHCR). According to IDMC, #disasters caused 19.2 million new displacements in 2015, most in addition to UNHCR figures (IDMC).
86% of all refugees are hosted by less developed countries (UNHCR).
Global2030 offers #volunteering and #internship placements for refugees with a background in social, econonomic, developmental, environmental or #health sciences.
Sources:
UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2016/6/5763b65a4/global-forced-displacement-hits-record-high.html
IDMC: http://www.internal-displacement.org/globalreport2016/ Global2030: http://global2030.net/refugees

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Last week, the United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending #AIDS took place. The meeting aimed to focus global attention on the importance of the "Fast Track approach to the AIDS response over the next 5 years". Summarized here are the most crucial time bound targets set by UN member states at the conference:

The commitment to end the AIDS epidemic globally by 2030 was reaffirmed.

The UN is committed to reduce the number of, both, new #HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths to below 500,000 a year by 2020.

By 2020, the UN pledges to ensure 30 million people living with HIV have access to treatment. With 1.6 million children provided with antiretroviral therapy by 2018. It has also undertaken to decrease the number of adolescent girls and young women newly infected to 100,000 a year.

The UN member states committed to financial investments of $26 billion a year in developing countries by 2020.

The UN has also pledged, by 2020, to reduce the amount of #TB-related deaths among people living with HIV by 75%. Beyond HIV and AIDS, the UN will act to reduce new cases of chronic viral #hepatitis B and C infections by 2020, with 5 and 3 million people expected to be receiving treatment of hepatitis B and C, respectively.
#HLM2016AIDS #LeaveNoOneBehind #EndAIDS

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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay: no progress in #biodiversity during the #MDGs period but addressed in the #2030Agenda. This year's World Environment Day is the first with the #GlobalGoals for 2030 on #CleanEnergy, #sustainable infrastructure, etc. #WED2016 #SDGs
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Investments in #renewables at highest for a decade, at 286 billion USD in 2015. Renewables were responsible for 19.2% of all #energy, and 23.7% of #electricity in 2015.
38% of the global population lacks access to #CleanCooking resulting in #IndoorAirPollution.

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Out today: 17 million people were accessing #HIV treatment in 2015. The global coverage of antiretroviral therapy reached 46% at the end of 2015. #AntiretroviralTherapy reduced #AIDS-related deaths from 1.5 million in 2010 to 1.1 million in 2015. However, the annual number of new HIV infections among adults remained nearly static at about 1.9 million. #SDGs #UHC #GlobalGoals
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