Friday, 12 June 2009

Why do People Die?

...Perhaps what I meant is "What do people die from?"

Based on 2004 records, more than 85% of the people who died in that year are from middle- and low-income countries.

And what kills most people?
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke & other cerebrovascular diseases
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Mostly heart and lung diseases - the stuff that we've been learning in 3rd sem. Cleverly integrated with public health concepts like National Health Priority Areas, QALY, DALY etc.

On another note, why do people die? I really agree with Alex Seeley when she said that we're never really meant to die (Think: Why are we so sad when someone close passes away?). It goes back to the beginning of history. The fall of humanity. Disobedience. Rebellion.

But of course you don't have to remain fallen. You know why?

Credits: WHO (World Health Organisation)

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