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"World Health" issues its statistics on the state of health and excess deaths due to the Corona virus

Today, Friday in Geneva, the World Health Organization released its annual assessment and statistics of the state of health in the world, which presents data on the health-related sustainable development goals in addition to preliminary estimates of global excess deaths due to the spread of the Corona virus, as well as on the persistent health inequalities and data gaps that have exacerbated due to the epidemic with a call to investment Urgently in health information systems to ensure that the world is better prepared.

The Health Organization said in its statistics that as of December 31, 2020, the number of deaths due to the Corona virus in 2020 is likely to have reached at least 3 million people, representing 1.2 million deaths more than the figures that were officially reported.

The organization said that based on last year's estimates, it is possible that the number of deaths currently reported to the WHO is significantly lower than the number, with real figures being at least two to three times higher.

The WHO confirmed that the Corona pandemic poses major threats to the health and well-being of the population worldwide and impedes progress in achieving the sustainable development goals and the goals of the World Health Organization. The organization indicated that with 90% of countries reporting disturbances in basic health services, 3% of families spend More than 25% of its budget is on healthcare in 2015, universal health coverage is at greater risk of being left behind.

The organization added that the average life expectancy at birth increased from 66.8 years in 2000 to 73.3 years in 2019, with the average life expectancy increasing from 58.3 years to 63.7 years.

She noted that the largest gains are being made in low-income countries, which is primarily due to the rapid decline in child mortality and infectious diseases.

The organization noted that tobacco use has decreased globally by 33% since 2000, but adult obesity is on the rise, with up to a quarter of the population in high-income countries suffering from obesity in 2016, and the organization noted that non-communicable diseases formed 7 of the 10 causes of death worldwide in 2019.