Change isn’t always easy, but sometimes it’s essential to help you reach your goals.
On paper, it can sound like a straightforward goal: reduce tobacco usage worldwide to lower the health impacts from cancer and cardiovascular disease. Achieving it is far from easy.
Walk into the home of a low-income family in India and you are likely to see one of the leading causes of premature death and disability: a wood-fired cookstove.
Even though the dangers of tobacco use have been well-documented for decades, concerted outreach is often essential to engage policymakers in the fight against tobacco.
In the United Kingdom, finding out how the UK’s population health compared to that of other countries helped spur policy action.
The Western Cape Health Department used the evidence published in a 2007 report to motivate local government officials to address a major cause of premature death and disability: alcohol.
A collaborative approach figured prominently in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) National Strategy and Action Plan for Environmental Health, designed to address the burden of disease from air pollution and other environmental causes.
“The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003,” a report released in 2007, showed that tobacco use was the leading risk factor for disease burden in the country.