I have been tweeting annotated snippets from a WHO report I’m reading. Like this:
Improving the health of your own citizens before foreigners? Not good! pic.twitter.com/HOix8gOZOr
— Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) August 8, 2017
Basically, the report does a decent job at summarizing the state of the art in 2002, and has some interesting notes for the future. It also contains a shit ton of socialist politics about reducing inequalities in health, both within and between countries, especially between. Perhaps this is reflection of their ‘medical approach’ approach to health (fix problems so that everybody attains healthy status) instead of the ‘optimizing approach’ where the goal is to just generally improve health without any particular focus on reducing inequality (might even increase it).
I was asked to upload my annotated copy. Here goes:
- WHO, Genomics and World Health, 2002.