Why are technologies that facilitate disease prevention and early detection so important right now?
The World Health Organization reports that more than 70% of all deaths across the globe can be attributed to easily preventable diseases like cancer, heart attack, diabetes, and chronic lung ailments.
Infectious diseases such as coronavirus, smallpox, cholera, and influenza have been responsible for the largest number of premature deaths and disabilities over the last decade.
Due to the lack of appropriate health infrastructure, each year, more than 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty to pay for their health needs.
In most cases, there is no viable system of preventive health insurance.
United Nations reported that the world’s population of elderly would double over the next 30 years.
This increased life expectancy might come at the cost of a growing aging population that has to deal with higher rates of foreseeable chronic health conditions.
Behavioral factors such as excessive use of alcohol, bad food habits, smoking tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy body posture, and disturbed biological clocks are leading to a decline in human well-being.