Pre-Publication Preview : This upcoming article will audit Finland from an information technology perspective. Most of you may know, Finland is perhaps the most technologically-oriented nation in the world. Popular for projects that involve high technology, Finland has ranked by Newsweek as the best country in the world in the 2010 when it comes to health, economic vigour, education, political environment and quality of life. Finland has a highly industrialised economy and its earnings match Europe’s highly industrialized nations such as the UK, Germany, and France. Finland is the headquarters of information gadget giant Nokia.
Top Blog discusses how tall is the Dinosaur – Global Healthcare
Despite incredible improvements in health since 1950, there are still a number of challenges, which should have been easy to solve. Consider some issues :
One billion people lack access to health care systems.
36 million deaths each year are caused by noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. This is almost two-thirds of the estimated 56 million deaths each year worldwide. (A quarter of these take place before the age of 60.)
(CVDs) are the number one group of conditions causing death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2005, representing 30% of all global deaths. Over 80% of CVD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Over 7.5 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases, each year.
More to come.
Top Blog on healthcare discusses role of Information Technology and Nanotechnology in finding Cure for Cancer and Type 1 Diabetes
The World Health Organization says that all types of cancers are the foremost causes of deaths in the world with approximately 8.2 million in 2012 alone. 30 percent of cancer fatalities are the result of diet risks; excessive body mass index or BMI; low consumption of fruits and vegetables; insufficient exercise; and, use of alcohol and tobacco. Over 60 percent of cancer cases took place in Asia, Africa, South America, and Central America. The WHO expects the figures to rise to 22 million within the next 20 years. Type 1 Diabetes is acknowledged as the most common type of Diabetes globally. It affects mostly youngsters. The United Sates has the third biggest number of confirmed Diabetes cases worldwide with 17.9 million and another 5.7 million have not been diagnosed. The highest is in Finland followed by Sardinia. The incidence of Type 1 Diabetes is growing by three to five percent all over the world.
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