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20 World Health Facts All Americans Should Understand

Mom.me Logo By Madeline Holler of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 20: While millions around the world are unable to access health care, or they're forced to choose between health care and paying for things like rent and food, the general health of people around the globe has improved. As we approach World Health Day 2019, it's important that Americans, who can have huge impacts on global health through government funding and participation in global health initiatives, understand where we're at in terms of global health. One such hopeful fact is that the world death rate is on the decline. In the 1960s, there were between 12.2 and 17.7 deaths per 1,000 people per year. By 2008, that had dropped to 8.0.

World Death Rate on the Decline

While millions around the world are unable to access health care, or they're forced to choose between health care and paying for things like rent and food, the general health of people around the globe has improved. As we approach World Health Day 2019, it's important that Americans, who can have huge impacts on global health through government funding and participation in global health initiatives, understand where we're at in terms of global health. One such hopeful fact is that the world death rate is on the decline. In the 1960s, there were between 12.2 and 17.7 deaths per 1,000 people per year. By 2008, that had dropped to 8.0.

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