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Depression Leading Cause Of Disability Worldwide, WHO Report Says

Reuters: Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old: WHO “More than four percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth, and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 2/23). U.N. News Centre: U.N.…

Innovation, Partnerships, Political Will Crucial For Continuing Progress Against Infectious Diseases, Addressing Rising NCDs

New Dawn Liberia: Confronting the Next Global Health Challenge Jörg Reinhardt, chair of the Novartis Board of Directors “…[W]hile mortality rates from infectious diseases are declining, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] such as diabetes, cardiovascular…

CGD Blog Post Examines New IMF Technical Note On Tobacco Taxes

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/Views from the Center”: The IMF Finally Speaks on Tobacco Taxes William Savedoff, senior fellow at CGD, examines the strengths and shortcomings of a technical note on tobacco taxes that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released in November, writing, “While it recognizes the…

WHO Releases New Guidelines On Cancer Diagnosis, Marks World Cancer Day

AFP Relax News: Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention “Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year,…

African Governments Should Commit To Scaling-Up National HPV Immunization Programs

CNBC Africa: Op-Ed: Africa is now in serious danger of sleepwalking into a cancer crisis Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Currently 266,000 women die horrible deaths [from cervical cancer] every year — one every two minutes — of which 87 percent are in low- and middle-income…

Surveillance Systems Key To Decreasing Cancer Burden, CDC Officer Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Stakes are High, the Goal the Same — Overcome Cancer Elizabeth Van Dyne, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Office of International Cancer Control, writes, “Being at CDC and visiting different countries has shown me that surveillance…

WHO Recommends People Become More Active To Help Prevent NCDs

U.N. News Centre: With more people sedentary, U.N. health agency urges everyone to get moving “Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression, and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. … WHO’s Global Action Plan for…

Innovations In Health Care Delivery Will Play Critical Role In Global Efforts Against NCDs

Financial Times: Innovation needed to tackle global epidemic of non-communicable diseases Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Novartis Foundation “…The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is comparable to the greatest global health challenges we…

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