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Overweight, Obesity Rates Rising In Some African Nations

The Guardian: Africa faces up to obesity epidemic “Some parts of Africa are best known for charity appeals to combat famine, but the continent is now facing the opposite problem: an obesity epidemic. … Although statistics are scarce, the World Health Organization estimates that 12.7 percent of African children will…

World Leaders Must Respond To, Prioritize TB, Diabetes Co-Epidemic

Project Syndicate: The Deadly Axis of TB and Diabetes Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…On November 2, public health stakeholders, including representatives of business, civil society, and international aid organizations, gathered in Bali, Indonesia, to…

Blog Post Explores ‘Tobacco Carve-Out’ In TPP, Public Health Implications

Health Affairs Blog: Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out Wendy E. Parmet, an associate dean and professor at Northeastern University School of Law and director of the school’s Program on Health Policy and Law, discusses “the so-called tobacco carve-out” in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and its…

Harvard Medical School Opens Center For Global Health Delivery In Dubai, Focused On NCDs, Infectious Diseases In Region

The Lancet: Harvard launches new global health center in Dubai “The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai (HMS-Dubai), United Arab Emirates, certainly does not lack ambition. The stated aim is to ‘promote research and education focused on the delivery of high-quality health care to all populations, particularly those…