Dr. Pankaj Naram, an authority in Ancient Siddha-Veda Secrets who has transformed the health and peace of mind of more than 1 million people, believes it should be each person’s goal to not only work on their own health but also use whatever means they can to ensure the health of others.
That’s why Dr. Pankaj Naram is concerned with a report published in the journal Lancet on July 13. In the report, analysts estimate that while $22 billion was spent on global health aid in 2013, only one-fifth of this went toward research on diseases that disproportionally affect the poor, outbreak preparedness and global health leadership.
The authors of the analysis found that only $4.7 billion went toward the global functions of health, Pankaj Naram said. Global functions address transnational issues such as research and development, pandemic preparedness, and leadership and stewardship. The authors said the money that went toward global functions is far less than is needed. In fact, experts have recommended investing at least $6 billion per year just on research and development for neglected diseases.
It concerns Dr. Pankaj Naram that the analysis found donors invested less than $1 billion toward managing cross-border risks in 2013, despite the fact that the World Bank estimated the annual cost of actually building a pandemic preparedness system for low- and middle-income countries would be $3.4 billion.
The World Health Organization’s budget for outbreak and crisis response was cut down significantly, from $469 million to $241 million, just before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Unfortunately, Dr. Pankaj Naram said, WHO’s core budget continues to shrink. The people of the world, especially in poorer countries, need assistance with health care, and yet one of the largest organizations meant to bring that assistance is being crippled by low funding.
Dr. Pankaj Naram agrees with the authors when they call for continued health aid to the world’s poorest countries. Continuing conflict and prolonged political instability in many of these countries do not allow local governments to adequately attend to their people’s significant health needs.