Health professionals issue global priorities forecast:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Heart disease, cancer and obesity will be the top health problems in both developing and developed countries over the next 5-10 years, according to a poll conducted by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA). HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis scored low overall - 10 and 11, out of 16 ranked conditions - despite being seen as priorities in developing countries. "This indicates that concern about the urgency of fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic has still not been fully integrated by all health professionals," said the WHPA. The organisation brings together the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the World Medical Association (WMA), representing more than 20 million health professionals worldwide.