reconsider existing WHO strategies




Your group are members of newly formed WHO committee with a task to reconsider existing WHO strategies and improve the health of the global population. Your task is to address a specific health problem and draft a report on it. These reports will serve as background information for discussion and as input for the final WHO recommendation on the issue. Students as members of this committee have to write such a study. You can choose any global health problem  and write a paper. The paper should be coherently structured, show your understanding of the topic and have adequate referencing.

All reports should cover the following topics:

  • Global patterns of the health problem
  • Biological, lifestyle/ behavioral and social determinants of the health problem
  • Formulate a strategy that should be chosen to tackle this health problem (make sure to offer a suggestion for improvement of current WHO strategies).
  • Reflect on the ethical and political consequences of addressing the problem in the proposed way

Topic: The specific global health problem I used is obesity

Book: Shi, L., & Johnson, J. A. (2014). Novick & Morrow’s Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management. Jones & Bartlett Learning Chapter 27


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