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Strengthening Tobacco Control Efforts, Raising Tobacco Taxes Could Advance Progress On SDGs, Decrease Global NCD Burden

Huffington Post: A Development Challenge The World Can Overcome Laurent Huber, executive director at Action on Smoking & Health (ASH USA) “…Comprehensive tobacco control programs and increases in tobacco taxes will help countries around the world achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On Key U.S. Government Officials In Global Health, U.S. Role In NCD Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: Key U.S. Government Agency Positions and Officials in Global Health Policy & Related Areas This updated fact sheet lists U.S. government positions and officials related to global health operations, including links to agencies and officials’ profiles, when available (8/2). Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global…

Devex Examines Efforts To Improve Access To Medicines For All Diseases

Devex: From communities to global policy: Innovations to access medicines underway “…The demand for medications to treat [non-communicable] diseases, along with ongoing infectious illnesses, will increase needs in countries that are already facing problems in everything from consistent delivery of drugs, to prices that are just too high. To address…

Cancer Patients In Uganda Face Late Diagnoses, Lack Of Treatment, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Uganda Ill-Equipped for Growing Cancer Burden “…While the East African country had huge success in the battle against the HIV virus in the 1990s, cervical and other cancers are the new health crises gripping the developing nation. One in 500 Ugandans suffers from cancer. But only five…

U.N. Officials, Health Agency Urge More Action On Commitments To Reach Global Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals “Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the ‘ambitious and transformative’ development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles, and…

Advances In Cancer Research Could Guide Work Toward HIV Cure

CNN: Cancer research could help the search towards an HIV cure Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of HIV and immediate past president of the International AIDS Society; Sharon Lewin, inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Steven Deeks, professor at the University of California San Francisco; and…

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