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Scorecard Tracks Actions To Reduce Country-Level NCD Burden

BMJ Blogs: Richard Smith: How well are countries doing in responding to the NCD pandemic? Richard Smith, chair of the board of trustees of icddr,b, chair of the board of Patients Know Best, and trustee of C3 Collaborating for Health, discusses the results of a study examining the health systems…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: HIV/AIDS self-testing and advances in dengue fever and sleeping sickness R&D Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study on HIV self-testing in Malawi, advances in research for a vaccine and treatment against dengue fever,…

U.N. Calls For Action To Improve Health, Welfare Of Women, Adolescents, Children

VOA News: U.N.: Urgent Health Action Needed for Millions of Women, Youngsters “The United Nations is calling for urgent action to save the lives of millions of women, adolescents, and children from largely preventable causes by improving the quality of health care. The U.N. plans to unveil a new global…

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…

World Bank Must Bridge Fiscal, Health Gap To Support Global Tobacco Control

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center/Global Health Policy Blog”: The World Bank Keeps Missing Opportunities to Save Lives and Mobilize Domestic Revenues William Savedoff, senior fellow at CGD, discusses the potential for the World Bank to promote tobacco taxes as a public health policy. “One of the key…

Health Affairs’ September Issue Focuses On Global Burden Of NCDs, Chronic Ailments

Health Affairs Blog: Health Affairs’ September Issue: Growing Burden Of Noncommunicable Diseases “The September issue of Health Affairs focuses on the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases. Increased wealth worldwide has reduced the frequency of some infectious diseases, while chronic diseases — heart disease, respiratory ailments, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, and…

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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