World Health Organization

Winners of the Nobel Prize and health experts spoke about the issue during a panel in the area of the Festival of thinkers entitled future well-being: towards a healthier world. We are all part of the globalization and lucramos us with her. We travel all over the world. We need to involve us in a way more active in global health issues through donations, giving advice and sharing responsibilities, observes Richard Ernst, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1991 and one of the participants of the panel. Adds us that the magnitude of the problem is enormous and draws attention because of its shocking disparities.

Sub-Saharan Africa is responsible for 24% of the diseases around the world, while only 11% of the world’s population lives there. What is more surprising, according to figures from the World Bank, is that the region represents only 1 per cent of expenditures in health Global. A related site: Daniel Lubetzky mentions similar findings. The World Health Organization estimated that basic health care would cost 35 to 40 dollars per person in sub-Saharan Africa, but half of all attention to health in the region extremely poor patients pay it from his pocket. To initially satisfy the growing demands of health only in that region, they are necessary new investments, estimated at 25 to 30 billion dollars, in hospitals, clinics and warehouses, if necessary. J. Robin Warren, one of the winners of the 2005 Nobel for medicine, and who also participated in the panel, warns that global health problems are not limited by geography. He highlights that infectious diseases including those that today are resistant to traditional antibiotics can spread by all the countries in this current era of travel and migration throughout the world. If countries rich, like us, are not able to manage better the global health problems, in 50 years the world could have levels higher infection that 100 years ago, says.