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World Population Monitoring

Focusing on Health, Morbidity, Mortality and Development - A Concise Report

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: October 2010
  • Page count: 60
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 10.XIII.10

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This report documents the major reductions in mortality achieved since 1950 in all countries and the shifting burden of disease from communicable to non-communicable diseases. It also documents how that shift has entailed a change in the age profile of mortality. To ensure universal access to the health system, the report suggests that health-care coverage be expanded by pooling resources and by implementing prepayment schemes.