Global health and wellbeing

TagLast edit: 14 Jul 2022 17:53 UTC by Leo

Global health and wellbeing is a name that has been proposed by Open Philanthropy for the broad approach to cause prioritization within effective altruism that focuses on doing good in the near term.[1][2] Other names for this approach include short-termism, neartermism, non-longtermism, and global wellbeing. Some consider these designations to be inaccurate or misleading, because they overemphasize temporal discounting and overlook its other defining characteristics, such as tight feedback loops, non-fanaticism, and tangible impact.[1][2][3]

Global health and wellbeing may be contrasted to longtermism, which evaluates causes based on their expected effects on the long-term future.

Prominent causes within global health and wellbeing include scientific research, policy advocacy, farmed animal welfare, and global development.

Further reading

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2021) Alexander Berger on improving global health and wellbeing in clear and direct ways, 80,000 Hours, July 12.

Related entries

criticisms of longtermism and existential risk studies | farmed animal welfare | global health and development | longtermism | metascience | policy

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    Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2021) Alexander Berger on improving global health and wellbeing in clear and direct ways, 80,000 Hours, July 12.

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    Karnofsky, Holden (2021) Open Philanthropy’s new co-CEO, Open Philanthropy, June 16.

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155 points
11 comments25 min readEA link

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Akhil23 Nov 2023 7:46 UTC
115 points
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Nathan Young25 May 2022 12:46 UTC
17 points
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JoelMcGuire27 Nov 2023 23:08 UTC
74 points
34 comments4 min readEA link

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Zachary Robinson22 Feb 2022 23:25 UTC
171 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

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Akhil12 Jan 2023 11:51 UTC
332 points
24 comments16 min readEA link

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david_reinstein19 Apr 2022 16:09 UTC
75 points
44 comments2 min readEA link

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Brian Lui12 Jun 2022 11:14 UTC
99 points
38 comments4 min readEA link

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Joy Bittner19 Nov 2023 2:49 UTC
76 points
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Joy Bittner26 Dec 2022 5:41 UTC
166 points
6 comments11 min readEA link

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ChrisSmith25 May 2022 12:06 UTC
190 points
22 comments1 min readEA link

Longter­mism VS Neart­er­mism: Are we be­ing long-winded or short-sighted?

Prof.Weird4 Feb 2022 9:08 UTC
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0 comments4 min readEA link

Re­port on So­cial Re­turns to Pro­duc­tivity Growth

Tom_Davidson15 Jul 2022 22:31 UTC
55 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] What value would Open Phil’s Global Health and Wel­lbe­ing frame­work put on eco­nomic growth?

BrownHairedEevee6 Jan 2022 7:43 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] How would you draw the Venn di­a­gram of longter­mism and neart­er­mism?

Michael_Wiebe25 May 2022 4:34 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

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JackM24 Apr 2022 18:46 UTC
20 points
4 comments7 min readEA link

Alexan­der Berger on im­prov­ing global health and wellbe­ing in clear and di­rect ways

80000_Hours12 Aug 2021 15:46 UTC
42 points
1 comment139 min readEA link

Pro­posal: Create A New Longter­mism Organization

Brian Lui7 Feb 2023 5:59 UTC
25 points
37 comments6 min readEA link

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SiebeRozendal11 Aug 2022 13:52 UTC
39 points
31 comments15 min readEA link

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Sean Ericson21 Jan 2023 18:36 UTC
32 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

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rileyharris5 Sep 2023 10:29 UTC
25 points
1 comment3 min readEA link

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Tristan Williams20 Jul 2023 21:47 UTC
17 points
0 comments9 min readEA link

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Alexander_Berger6 Oct 2023 18:10 UTC
105 points
18 comments8 min readEA link

On­line Work­ing /​ Com­mu­nity Meetup for the Abo­li­tion of Suffering

Ruth_Fr.27 Mar 2023 18:44 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

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christian7 Apr 2023 2:01 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Well-Be­ing In­dex (WBI): Redefin­ing So­cietal Progress Together

Max Kusmierek1 Dec 2023 15:23 UTC
5 points
1 comment6 min readEA link

GLP-1 med­i­ca­tions could be im­por­tant be­yond their di­rect benefits

Rhyss23 Aug 2023 16:15 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

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RachelAbbott16 Jun 2024 7:40 UTC
122 points
21 comments15 min readEA link

Po­ten­tial new cause area: Obesity

Akhil26 Jul 2022 8:33 UTC
33 points
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80000_Hours20 Mar 2024 19:55 UTC
7 points
0 comments15 min readEA link

Against Loneli­ness: Cause Exploration

ColdButtonIssues10 Aug 2022 2:17 UTC
20 points
4 comments12 min readEA link

The Case for Short­ter­mism—by Robert Wright

mikbp16 Aug 2022 20:00 UTC
24 points
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helmetedhornbill31 Jul 2022 21:32 UTC
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Open Philan­thropy Should Fund Fur­ther Cause Exploration

brb2438 Jul 2022 23:47 UTC
3 points
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[Question] Any in­ter­est in bac­te­riophages?

Charlie Dougherty4 May 2022 10:44 UTC
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3 comments1 min readEA link

New cause area: Violence against women and girls

Akhil6 Jun 2022 14:48 UTC
266 points
60 comments11 min readEA link

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Shannon H.17 Aug 2022 5:14 UTC
2 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

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AIPFoundation11 Aug 2022 16:07 UTC
52 points
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New Cause Area: Baby Longter­mism – Child Rights and Fu­ture Children

LiaH14 Sep 2022 20:22 UTC
26 points
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Dona­tion Mul­ti­plier Stack­ing: Direct­ing 1.65x to 6.6x More Funds

Tyler Kolota18 May 2022 6:13 UTC
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EARa­dio In­ter­view: Could treat­ing de­pres­sion be a top in­ter­ven­tion?

Peter1 Sep 2022 22:31 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Bulk­ing in­for­ma­tion ad­di­tion­al­ities in global de­vel­op­ment for medium-term lo­cal prosperity

brb24311 Apr 2022 17:52 UTC
4 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Is GiveWell un­der­es­ti­mat­ing the health value of lead erad­i­ca­tion?

Jakob21 Aug 2022 15:13 UTC
33 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

We’re fund­ing task-ad­justed sur­vival (DALYs)

brb24313 Jul 2022 17:26 UTC
6 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

New cause area: Im­prov­ing di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment of bipo­lar spec­trum disorders

Karolina Soltys12 Aug 2022 9:08 UTC
39 points
13 comments19 min readEA link

New cause area: ma­ter­nal morbidity

alexhill9 Aug 2022 21:21 UTC
34 points
2 comments10 min readEA link

Pro­mot­ing cli­mate con­sid­er­a­tions within ex­ist­ing high pri­or­ity ar­eas of work

helmetedhornbill27 Jul 2022 15:27 UTC
2 points
1 comment11 min readEA link

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AlexandraWS13 Jan 2023 14:07 UTC
19 points
6 comments3 min readEA link
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