The top 10 causes of death

These interesting figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that heart disease, stroke and respiratory infections are still top killers in the world.  Also sadly, not much change from the percentages of deaths for HIV/AIDS.

The percentages for deaths from diabetes and  road traffic accidents have also increased and whilst TB figures have decreased slightly it still killed one million people in 2011.  TB is preventable with the vaccination and could be wiped out if it was available to all world wide.  http://www.vaccinestoday.eu/diseases/tb-return-of-a-preventable-disease/

Many of these illnesses can be prevented with the right treatment and education.

From an Occupational Therapy perspective, there is much scope in this profession to promote and educate on well being in the community rather than just treatment and re rehabilitation.

Please visit WHO for more information about these facts and figures by clicking on the picture or this link http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/index.html

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3 thoughts on “The top 10 causes of death

  1. clivechip July 26, 2013 at 10:53 am Reply

    Sobering reading, Gem. Thanks for this reminder – and you’ve just earned yourself a credit and a link in one of my upcoming pieces! Watch this space…..

    • gemini July 26, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

      Thanks Clive. It is quite sobering and also thought provoking too. My main aim here is to promote health and wellbeing and to provide information.

      ..I await with the patience I am blessed with…don’t leave it too long lol!

      • clivechip July 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

        An honourable aim, which I share. Your wait won’t be long – Sunday or Monday I think 🙂

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