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Coordinated Global Action Needed To Respond To Cancer

The Lancet: Tackling cancer: time for a global response Franco Cavalli, scientific director of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland and chair of the Scientific Committee of the European School of Oncology “…Huge efforts have … been made to encourage action on cancer in the global political agenda. … Despite…

CFR Expert Brief Discusses Tobacco Carve-Out In TPP

Council on Foreign Relations: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade In this expert brief, Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, signed last week, and how the pact “is the first U.S. trade deal to exempt antismoking…

News Outlets Examine Global Health, R&D Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

The Atlantic: What Is the Point of Joe Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’? “No one doubts the sincerity of Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ initiative. But is the plan even really a ‘moonshot’? … Whether Biden can really do as much to break down the barriers between academic disciplines, between different…

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.…

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).

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…

WHO Works To Strengthen Palliative Care Services For All Ages, Diseases

WHO: Palliative care: for all ages and all diseases This WHO Feature discusses the agency’s work in and the importance of strengthening and integrating palliative care services in low- and middle-income settings for people of all ages with any ailment (October 2015).

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