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These are the 10 biggest global health threats of the decade

Healthcare workers adjust gear during a funeral of a person who is suspected of dying of Ebola in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo, December 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic - RC186A78C7A0

Global warming and conflict zones are among the main obstacles. Image: REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic - RC186A78C7A0

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