Global public health indicators continue to show significant improvements on average in the health and wellbeing of our communities. People are living longer than ever before; the development of new vaccines continue to save countless lives and maternal and child mortality rates show vast improvements when compared to previous decades. Yet progress remains uneven – key global health trends, including changing demographics and disease patterns, urbanisation, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, climate change and the unprecedented number of people on the move are all exacerbating global health risks and adversely impacting on the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Publication date: 16/11/2020
Document status: Final