We are collaborating with the Science & Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, based in Washington DC, on their "Forgotten Problems" Project (see details below).
This is a new initiative to focus greater public policy attention on health problems with large adverse effects but low visibility -- and we need your help. The survey below seeks your input on two key questions: What global health problems should this project focus on? And why do you think many of these problems remain largely “under the radar”?
Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Euescj0UeHlIqdJLZozXKIPFJtqS49gFme8mbfyTodo/...
The Wilson Center recently published an op-ed on the media coverage of these "forgotten problems," which can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-rejeski/media-md_b_6101182.html
The "Forgotten Problems" Project
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PROGRAM
WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
Last year, there were almost 190 million people affected by diabetes in the United States, India and China – a number that is projected to grow to almost 500 million by 2035. In what has become an almost annual ritual, the World Health Organization recently pointed to the threat of antimicrobial resistance as “a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine.” And it is estimated that one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetimes, with depression now ranking as the second highest cause of disability in the world.
We see fleeting glimpses of these types of problems in newscasts and op-eds -- perhaps we even know someone affected. But despite the alarm bells, studies and accumulating evidence of health and economic impacts, not much happens.
Thank you for your support on this project!
Tw @ncdaction |
Join our online community: ypchronic.org, ghdonline.org/yp-chronic
Visiting Post-Graduate Research Fellow
Harvard Global Equity Initiative
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School