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直面下一场全球卫生挑战

苏黎世—拜前所未有的国际合作所赐,我们在打击疟疾方面取得了引人注目的进步。据世界卫生组织刚刚发布的2016年《世界疟疾报告》(World Malaria Report),2000年以来五岁以下儿童疟疾致死率下降了69%。

并且这一进步不仅局限于疟疾。同期许多国家将艾滋病新感染病例降低了50%或以上,其他致弱性热带疾病,如麻风和几内亚线虫病的传染率近几年来也显著下降。

但是,尽管传染病致死率在下降,发达国家的久坐习惯、吸烟和不健康饮食正在发展中国家蔓延,而糖尿病、心血管疾病和癌症等非传染性疾病(NCD)的增长速度令人警觉。

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