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The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was announced this week by the UN General Assembly and supported by WHO.

The WHO global status report on road safety makes for shocking reading. Almost 3000 people die on the roads. Millions of people are injured or disabled. Nearly 1.3 million people are killed each year. If trends continue unabated deaths will rise to an estimated 2.4 million a year by 2030. Around the world, approximately 1.3 million people die each year on the roads and between 20 and 30 million sustain non-fatal injuries according to the Global status report on road safety. The report is the first broad assessment of the road safety situation in 178 countries, using data drawn from a standardized survey. Over 90 percent of the deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries, which have only 48 percent of the world's registered vehicles. It's predicted that by 2030, the amount of people who are killed in road traffic accidents will rise to fifth in the leading causes of death around the world. Currently it is in ninth place. Through the Decade, Member States with the supp
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The global burden of Tuberculosis

  Along with malaria and aids, tuberculosis bacterium (TB) is one of the three diseases closely linked to poverty. Not only that, but tuberculosis bacterium effects one third of the world's population. TB is an airborne infectious disease that is preventable and curable. The British paper The Telegraph reveals that more than two billion people, or a third of the world's total population, are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria which causes tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is the world's seventh-leading cause of death. Last year, it killed 1.8 million people worldwide, the equivalent of a person every 20 seconds. TB is contagious and spreads through the air. If it's not treated, each person with active TB infects an average of 10 to 15 people per year. China Of the countries who suffer with the disease, India is the one with the biggest burden, closely followed by China. But China is facing a significant uphill battle against drug-resistant forms of tubercul

Top 15 Medical Specialties Of Pakistan You Should Know About

As we are already moving in the modern era of the third decade of the 21st century, mankind needs development and prosperity in every field of life. In the year 2020 we have realized that for the survival of humans, the most important field is the healthcare system. Those countries whose healthcare systems can withstand the pandemics are the ones who will survive in the future. No matter how much technology or nuclear weapons you have, if you want to fight till the end, you should have a stable and robust healthcare system to fight biological warfare. In Pakistan, like other countries, digitalization in healthcare systems is introduced. Pakistan produces highly qualified health professionals each year. And they are providing their services in Pakistan and other countries of the world. Pakistan still needs more hospitals and better infrastructure of the healthcare system to ensure the availability of healthcare facilities to every citizen. Digital healthcare platforms like Marham are