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Outlook on 2017 – Biggest Challenges in Global Health

We are proud to be the travel partner for all faith-based and humanitarian organizations who are working to solve the world’s biggest problems. Global health remains one of the most urgent and important areas of relief.

Living happy lives by improving global health

What we hope is to see is a world in which every person can live a good life. A world in which organizations and countries strive to prevent environmental calamities, economic differences, violation of human rights, sub-par education and healthcare challenges to the best of their abilities. There is still much work to be done, especially in the field of global health.

  • Air pollution
    A study by Berkeley Earth linked the observed air pollution in China to contribute to 1.6 million deaths/year. News covering the dangers of air pollution seems to get more widespread during the years. Especially since Beijing started issuing red alerts for smog thresholds in the main cities. China isn’t the only country where smog is a major health issue. In the United Arab Emirates, things start to get even worse. Global health workers and systems around the world should be preparing for a rise in respiratory and other related health problems. A breakthrough was made by the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year. Where at least 34 countries representing 49% of greenhouse gas emissions formally joined the agreement. Fighting air pollution is, and should be, a major point of interest for development organizations and countries.
  • Refugees
    Refugees are people fleeing from conflict or persecution. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of refugees and internally displaced people has reached its highest point since World War II in 2015 with over 60 million refugees. This gigantic movement of vulnerable populations –  and this doesn’t mean just those who’re exiting Syria, but from all around the world – has huge implications for health systems. That’s why caring humanitarian organizations are needed in such vulnerable countries which are currently trying to provide healthcare to more people than they can handle.
  • Agriculture and food security
    By estimation, the world must feed 9 billion people by 2050. That’s why the United Nations puts great emphasize on the importance of ending hunger, achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture by naming it one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Remember, proper Agriculture is of vital significance for an economy. It doesn't only feed the hungry, but it also provides employment opportunities to very large percentage of the population. A stable agricultural sector ensures a nation of food security and enables them to focus on other steps of development.

We care about the world. By implementing CO2 compensation policy into our organization, we initiated a plan which helps to make our planet healthier and more sustainable:  This enables us to operate without damaging the environment. But we're just one organization. We need compassionate organizations all around the world to really make a difference. Hopefully, the global health challenges mentioned in this article can be overcome in the future. In the meantime, we try to help in our own way. Want to learn more about Raptim? Browse through our daily updated News & Community section.