Critical health threats facing the world today: signs of the approaching end of the world

DR. TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), mentioned some frightening events and issues in his remarks to G20 (an international forum for the governments and central bank governors rom 20 major economies) on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The Bible teaches that such occurrences, likewise, are among the signs that the end of the world is near (Matt. 24:6-8). These are the follows:

“…pandemics of infectious diseases and other threats to health, such as anti-microbial resistance, transcend borders and national interests, so vulnerability for one is vulnerability for all of us. And viruses actually do not know or do not respect borders.”

“pandemics, health emergencies and weak health systems not only cost lives but represent some of the greatest risks to the global economy and security that we face today.”

“… with Spanish flu in 1918: more than 50 million people died.”

“… the SARS outbreak cost the world economy around US$6 billion.”

“… bird flu, MERS, Zika … Cholera, Yellow Fever ae back in force. WHO detects around 3000 signals a month but the world actually knows very few of them.”

“This year, 400 million people, that is 1 out of 17, mostly poor people, women and children around the world remain without access to health care.”




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