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 collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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