Enabling full preventive health Supplying preventive health care Reinforcing preventive health measures Upgrading preventive health care Effecting preventive health processes Providing preventive health care
Installing measures which deter ill health, especially the spread of epidemics. These include building sanitation systems, teaching good hygiene, making available clean water, supplying adequate nutrition, providing appropriate exercise and ensuring access to health services, especially for mothers and young children.
Disease naturally limits human numbers, especially in rigorous environments which cannot support large populations. Tampering with this fundamental life process can only create more suffering than it eases.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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