Some global health threats take us by surprise, sparking fires we never expected to fight. Take Ebola, for instance – the world couldn’t have foreseen the 2014 outbreak, particularly in West Africa, which had never before experienced it. Other fires, though, have been smoldering quietly for decades, and are now building strength and becoming difficult to contain. This year, IntraHealth International’s annual list is filled with such challenges. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 biggest health problems in the world in 2016.
All seven billion of us will be affected in some way by at least one of these issues. They’ll shape what IntraHealth and other global development organizations do in 2015, and how we do it. Here are our top ten predictions:10: Mental health Child mortality, AIDS, maternal mortality—these and a handful of other issues have dominated the global health spotlight for years. You can also check our list of the 10 Biggest Headlines of 2016 as well.