The World Health Organization Needs to Put Human Behavior at the Center of Its Initiatives

At the beginning of this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a list of top 10 threats to Global Health. These threats ranged from climate change and non-communicable diseases, to antimicrobial resistance and vaccine hesitancy. The list also included HIV, dengue, weak primary care, fragile and vulnerable settings (e.g. regions with drought and conflict), Ebola, and threat of a global influenza pandemic. One underlying theme is the relevance of human behavior to many, if not all, of these threats. ….[READ]