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In the course of the twentieth century road traffic injuries (RTIs) became a major public health burden. RTI deaths first increased in high-income countries and declined after the 1970s, and they soared in low- and middle-income countries from the 1980s onwards. As motorisation took off in North America and then spread to Europe and to the rest of the world(More)
  • Iris Borowy
  • 2014
Editorials 699 In 2015, the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will probably be replaced by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although only one SDG names health directly, it has been assumed that health involves a broad range of social determinants covered by the other SDGs and that sustainable health requires a sustainable world. Although any(More)
The economic depression of the 1930s represented the most important economic and social crisis of its time. Surprisingly, its effect on health did not show in available morbidity and mortality rates. In 1932, the League of Nations Health Organisation embarked on a six-point program addressing statistical methods of measuring the effect and its influence on(More)
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