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Africa Holds 40 Of 50 Nations With Highest Traffic-Related Deaths, WHO Report Shows

The Economist: Road deaths in Africa: Worse than malaria “Road accidents are the leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds globally, according to a report published by the World Health Organization on October 19th. Forty of the 50 countries with the highest road-death rates across all ages are in…

Michael Bloomberg Deplores Tobacco Industry Practices, Sales To Poor People Worldwide

Business Insider: Michael Bloomberg says big tobacco preys on the world’s poor “Michael Bloomberg laid into the cigarette industry at [the City Lab London conference] on Monday, saying that tobacco companies ‘deliberately go out every day and try to kill, for their own profits, the poor around the world’…” (Williams-Grut,…

Cancer Becoming Pandemic, But Measures Can Be Taken To Lower Risk

CNN: Most cancers in our world pandemic are preventable — here’s how Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society “The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm: cancer is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. … What’s behind the increase? Aging and growth of the world population, as…

Foreign Affairs Examines Past, Current Efforts To Improve Access To Medicines

Foreign Affairs: A Bitter Pill: Can the Access to Medicines Movement Score Another Victory? “…[I]t is clear that this broader coalition [of the group Fix the Patent Laws] cannot simply mimic [South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign’s] successful struggle for access to AIDS medicines. … Privately, organizers worry that it will…

WHO Official Calls For Stricter Smoking Bans In China

Wall Street Journal: Can China Stub Smokers’ Butts for a Smoke-Free Law? “…Various cities across China, such as Beijing, have recently rolled out indoor smoking bans that have made progress in cutting back second-hand smoke, changing minds that a smoke-free law would never work in the country of 300 million…

More Action, Attention Needed For Efforts Addressing NCDs

The Hill: Silent killers: pandemic of the 21st century Christine Ngaruiya, faculty member in global health and international emergency medicine at Yale and a Public Voices fellow with the OpEd Project “…Finally, this time around, [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] were brought up in this round of [global development] goals, including promoting…

Seva Foundation Co-Founder Speaks With Huffington Post On Group’s Efforts To Provide Eyesight To People In Developing Nations

Huffington Post: This Foundation Has Provided Eyesight To 4 Million People In Developing Countries “…[O]n Oct. 8, World Sight Day, Seva — inspired by Sanskrit word for ‘service’ — is celebrating by providing sight to its four millionth patient. The Huffington Post spoke with Larry Brilliant, Seva Foundation co-founder, about…

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