Giving Compass' Take:

• Here are 13 global health challenges, released by the World Health Organization, that need to be addressed in the next decade. 

• How can donors help with some of these challenges? Where will private-public partnerships come into play?

• Read about how you can make an impact on global health. 

With a new decade in full swing, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of pressing health challenges for the next 10 years, developed by public health and policy experts around the world.

The United Nations General Assembly has labeled the 2020s as "the decade of action." Addressing global health concerns and crises head-on and finding ways to support nations that require aid will be vital in ensuring significant action is taken.

Read the full list of the WHO’s top health challenges below.

  1. Focusing on health when discussing climate change
  2. Providing health care to nations in crisis
  3. Making health care accessible to everyone
  4.  Expanding access to vaccines and medicine
  5. Fighting communicable diseases
  6. Preparing for epidemics
  7. Making healthy food more accessible
  8. Investing in health care workers
  9. Promoting adolescent safety
  10.  Strengthening trust between health care systems and the public
  11.  Utilizing modern technology and innovations
  12. Preventing antibiotic resistance
  13. Ensuring health care facilities are clean and sterile

Read the full article about global health challenges for 2020 by Catherine Caruso at Global Citizen.