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New Health Research Partnership To Focus On Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases

The Lancet: New global center launched to address chronic diseases “A new international health research partnership plans to tackle chronic diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia in an integrated way. … The Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC), launched in New Delhi, India, on April 7, brings together experts…

Safe Transportation Plays Role In Women, Girls’ Reproductive Health, Education

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Traffic and Sex on the Road to School Talia Dubovi, associate director and senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses how adequate and safe transport plays a role in women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and education,…

Symposium Explores Global Cancer Care Research

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Creating a Roadmap for Global Cancer Care Katey Peck, a program coordinator and research assistant at CSIS, discusses “the 2015 Symposium on Global Cancer Research in Boston. Co-hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Consortium of…

Financial Times Special Report Examines Sustainable Health Care Solutions

Financial Times: Special Report: Sustainable Healthcare “As sedentary lifestyles and population longevity spread from industrial societies to the developing world, health systems across the globe will need to turn from fighting infectious diseases to coping with chronic health conditions…” The special report includes 10 articles, including pieces on how increasing…

Ending Tobacco Use Presents Global Health Challenge

Inter Press Service: Curbing Tobacco Use – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back “The numbers are in, and there’s not much to celebrate: every year, about six million people die as a result of tobacco use, including 600,000 who succumb to the effects of second-hand smoke. … One of the…

Obesity Poses Global Health Threat

Project Syndicate: The Global Obesity Threat Richard Dobbs, director of the McKinsey Global Institute, and Boyd Swinburn, professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne “In 2010, humanity passed…