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It’s Time to Focus on Health Prevention and Promotion

Focusing on promoting health globally, Derek Yach describes how a shift in attitude to disease is needed by rethinking our approach to disease prevention. Yach states that we must redefine the unacceptable, define what is possible to prevent and that inaction is unacceptable. The healthy choice should become the easy choice. Dr. Derek Yach is Chief Health Officer at Vitality Group, an organization dedicated to health promotion that is part of Discovery Holdings Ltd. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo. He has headed the global health department at the Rockefeller Foundation and has been a Professor of Global Health at Yale University. He is a former Executive Director for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at the World Health Organization (WHO).