Posts tagged 'Health'

  • Forum Article

    Do trans-fat bans save lives?

    The use of artificial trans fat or partially hydrogenated oil – which is industrially produced by adding hydrogen gas… more

  • Forum Article

    Is social media good or bad for young people?

    If the million-dollar question is whether social media is good or bad, the more fraught, scientifically researched… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Six ways social media can improve your health

    Social media has markedly changed the way people interact with their healthcare providers, changing the status quo when… more

  • Forum Event

    The future of healthcare in East Asia

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    21 - 23 May 2014, Metro Manila, Philippines

  • Forum Event

    Global health means economic health

    Africa has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Ten of the top 20 fastest-growing economies in the world are… more

  • Social Entrepreneurs Event

    How can we get vaccines to remote villages in Africa?

    Vaccine-preventable diseases kill 2.4 million children annually and leave millions more severely impaired despite the… more

  • Africa health: a clinic in Kenya Forum Event

    How can Africa leap ahead to better health?

    When the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa convenes in Abuja on May 7, the future development of good quality and… more

  • Forum Video

    Video: How can we tackle mental health disorders?

    One in four of us will experience mental health problems at some point in our lives, and because many of these… more

  • Social Entrepreneurs Article

    The silver lining to the scourge of mental ill health

    There are an estimated 450 million people worldwide with mental health disorders. Three quarters of them live in… more

  • Social Entrepreneurs Article

    Why baby boomers are not ready to retire

    For decades we’ve been hearing about the coming demographic transformation, when millions of baby boomers in America… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    What African governments can do to fight malaria

    Almost 20% of all infectious diseases are “vector-borne”. These diseases – the theme of this year’s World… more

  • Forum Article

    Nigeria's surprising weapons in the fight to save lives

    World Health Day draws attention to the fight against vector-borne diseases – diseases that are transmitted by… more

  • Forum Article

    How can humans bite back at mosquitoes?

    This year,  the theme of World Health Day on 7 April is  “vector-borne diseases.” To many people living in Europe… more

  • Social Entrepreneurs Article

    Why social entrepreneurs see the opportunity in waste

    Gone are the days of sanitation languishing in the shadows while other basic human needs take the spotlight. In the… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Interview: A new weapon in the fight against cancer

    This blog is part of a series of interviews on our Top Ten Emerging Technologies 2014. RNA-based therapeutics is… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    My father's accident, my medical breakthrough

    No one would disagree that everyone deserves the best healthcare. However, that’s always been impossible to achieve… more

  • Forum Video

    Video: Innovation in health monitoring

    “Our cars have about 400 sensors or more to figure out how the engine works and monitor the health of the engine… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Emerging technology as an agent for change

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies has released its annual list of breakthrough… more