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WHO Combats Loneliness: Global Health Focus - SRIRAM



  Nov 22, 2023

WHO’s Campaign Against Loneliness:A Panel Set Up



What is the focus of the new WHO panel?

The panel is dedicated to addressing the global health threat of loneliness, recognized as a pressing issue comparable to the health risks of smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Who are leading the WHO panel on loneliness?

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and African Union youth envoy Chido Mpemba are appointed as co-chairs of the commission.

What are the health risks associated with loneliness?

Loneliness can lead to a greater risk of heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety, and other mental and physical health issues.

What is the timeline for the WHO panel’s action plan?

The panel aims to outline solutions to combat loneliness over a period of three years, focusing on enhancing social bonds.

How will the WHO panel’s work impact global health?

By establishing social connections as a global health priority, the panel’s work promises to share and promote interventions that can alleviate loneliness and its health consequences worldwide.

SRIRAM’s: These FAQs encapsulate the essence of the WHO’s initiative against loneliness, an important topic for civil services examination content related to global health governance and social policy.


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