Forbes November 19, 2023
Bruce Y. Lee

You can’t just leave the growing epidemic of loneliness alone. It’s already become a “pressing health threat,” which is what the WHO—the World Health Organization—has called it. That’s why the WHO has just launched a Commission on Social Connection on order “to address loneliness as a pressing health threat, promote social connection as a priority and accelerate the scaling up of solutions in countries of all incomes,” according to a WHO press release.

During the next three years, this Commission aims to ensure that the loneliness epidemic is “recognised and resourced as a global public health priority. The Commission will propose a global agenda on social connection, working with high-level Commissioners to make the case for action, marshal support to...

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