About Us4 Your Health Organization is the World's specialized agency for health. It was established on September 29th of 2006. 4YH's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in 4YH Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 4YH is governed by 3 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The Health Assembly is composed of representatives from 4YH's Member States. The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the 4YH programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.
Wolrd Health Issues
Despite incredible improvements in health since 1950, there are still a number of challenges, which should have been easy to solve. Consider the following:
These and other diseases kill more people each year than conflict alone.
What You Don't Know About The World's Health RiskMortality rates for all of the 15 leading causes of death for the total population are higher for males than females in America. Men die almost seven years earlier than women. Men are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses, to suffer a traumatic brain injury, and to die from acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Men are less likely to exercise and are more likely to be overweight. They are also less likely to take nutritional supplements, such as vitamins, and to spend time taking care of themselves. Some argue that this is in part because men are “allowed” to be overweight. The media may present a man who is chunky as still being very masculine and even attractive (John Belushi, etc). The behaviors and greater awareness of healthy behaviors women exhibit are due in part to the societal value of their appearance and their body. If a woman is overweight, she is considered to be less feminine. Women place greater emphasis on taking care of their bodies which leads them to exhibit healthier behaviors. It is a debated subject but many scientists believe that behavior is the most important factor influencing health and that changes in behavior is the most effective way to prevent disease. Some behaviors associated with hegemonic masculinity include ambition and success-oriented mentality, independence and acting invulnerable, emotional stoicism, aggression, and taking risks. These are accepted behaviors and character traits for men but if they are taken to the extreme, they can be linked to behavior patterns that are unhealthy.
Can We help Earth from its Pollution?Worldwide air pollution is responsible for large numbers of deaths and cases of respiratory disease. Enforced air quality standards, like the Clean Air Act in the United States, have reduced the presence of some pollutants. While major stationary sources are often identified with air pollution, the greatest source of emissions are actually mobile sources, principally the automobile. There are many available air pollution control technologies and urban planning strategies available to reduce air pollution; however, worldwide costs of addressing the issue are high. The most immediate method of improving air quality would be the use of bioethanol fuel, biodiesel, solar energy, and hybrid vehicle technologies.
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