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Russia’s Public Health Challenges Undermine Its Economic Development, As Skilled Workers Leave Country

The Globalist: Public health challenges facing Russia today cripple its potential for tomorrow. César Chelala, global health consultant and contributing editor for The Globalist “For all the external economic fears worrying countries everywhere, Russia faces further, entirely homegrown challenges. In all likelihood, the most important one among them is public…

Blog Post Discusses Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Efforts To Improve Road Safety Globally

Health Affairs Blog: Putting The Brakes On Global Road Crash Deaths: One Foundation’s Efforts Kelly Henning, director of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health program, discusses efforts to reduce deaths from road traffic accidents worldwide, highlighting the successes of the ongoing Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (9/30).

New WHO Report Highlights Importance Of Health Systems To Healthy Aging

Huffington Post: Bravo, World Health Organization! Michael Hodin, CEO of Global Coalition on Aging “…[The] new WHO report will prove to be monumental not only for how it redefines healthy aging, but also for how it connects health and aging to questions of personal freedom, fiscal sustainability, and economic growth.…

Scorecard Tracks Actions To Reduce Country-Level NCD Burden

BMJ Blogs: Richard Smith: How well are countries doing in responding to the NCD pandemic? Richard Smith, chair of the board of trustees of icddr,b, chair of the board of Patients Know Best, and trustee of C3 Collaborating for Health, discusses the results of a study examining the health systems…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: HIV/AIDS self-testing and advances in dengue fever and sleeping sickness R&D Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study on HIV self-testing in Malawi, advances in research for a vaccine and treatment against dengue fever,…

U.N. Calls For Action To Improve Health, Welfare Of Women, Adolescents, Children

VOA News: U.N.: Urgent Health Action Needed for Millions of Women, Youngsters “The United Nations is calling for urgent action to save the lives of millions of women, adolescents, and children from largely preventable causes by improving the quality of health care. The U.N. plans to unveil a new global…