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Number Of People Living With Dementia Worldwide Expected To Reach 131.5M In 2050, Report Says

Washington Post: Alzheimer’s grows on global scale as world societies age “…The World Alzheimer’s Report — which was compiled by Alzheimer’s Disease International, a U.K.-based federation of national Alzheimer’s associations — estimates that 46.8 million people worldwide have dementia. That number — which is larger than the population of Spain…

Aid, Advocacy Groups Can Use Global Burden Of Disease Data To Advance Public Health

ONE Campaign: The greatest possible good: How big data is transforming global health David Kortava, ONE’s U.S. press coordinator, speaks to journalist Jeremy N. Smith about the significance of the Global Burden of Disease study on advancing public health. Smith says, “Using the Global Burden of Disease study, we can…

Study Calls For Integration Of Anti-Smoking Strategies Into TB, HIV Care

VOA News: Study: Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care “…The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV…

Global Life Expectancy Rising But People Living Longer With More Illness, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet showing global life expectancy is rising but people suffer more disability and illness. Deutsche Welle: Study: Global life expectancy rises “…Theo Vos, a professor at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington who led the…

People With Disabilities Must Be Engaged With SDGs To Encourage Global Equality

The Guardian: Sustainable Development Goals could signal a sea change for disabled people Polly Meeks, deputy director of policy and influencing at ADD International, and Rachele Tardi, Light for the World representative to the U.N. and a trustee of AbleChildAfrica “…As the world’s attention shifts to the implementation of the…

APEC Endorses Roadmap To Mitigate Emerging Health Threats, Boost Health Systems In Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Emerging Health Threats Targeted in Asia-Pacific Roadmap “…Drawing on the lessons of Ebola and MERS and with concern over aging societies, spiking non-communicable disease rates, and natural disasters due to climate change rising, ministers and officials [at the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy]…

3 Groups To Share $1.1M Prize To Cure Blindness, Improve Quality Of Life In Africa

Associated Press: Effort to fight African blindness wins $1.1M eyesight prize “…The award announced Monday night is being given to the Tanzania-based Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthamology, the U.S.-based Seva Foundation and Seva Canada. The three groups run a project to cure destitute Africans of blindness while promoting sustainable development…

SDG 3 Must Promote Equity To Achieve Target Of Reducing Premature Mortality From NCDs

PLOS Medicine: Equity and Noncommunicable Disease Reduction under the Sustainable Development Goals In this essay, Harald Schmidt and Anne Barnhill of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a target to reduce premature…

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